The event is just one of the many colourful high points of a term of fund-raising and all monies are disbursed via the school council, a body which represents children of all ages at the school.
Year 9 student, Connor de Winter, 13, from Higher Kinnerton, commented, “We all love doing stuff like this. It’s how we do our bit I guess. It’s loads of fun too and the teachers make sure we enjoy ourselves.”
Asst. Headteacher, Mr Paul Edwards added, “Students have a great time determining their outfits for this kind of event. Our students come up with ideas like these to allow us to add to school funds or support the vital work of local charities.”
At Castell Alun all year groups adopt a charity and run specific events in order to raise vital funds for these worthy causes. For example, the Sixth Form will hold its annual Fancy Dress Fun Run again, with typical costumes each year would be cowboys and Indians, sports stars, emergency services, gangsters, famous people etc.
In previous years monies raised for the school itself have bought a new sound system for sixth form, outdoor ‘picnic’ style seating for main school, drinks machines, wet weather activities, digital equipment and monies have also been used to subsidize school trips and musical productions.