Staff and pupils don dummies for a day to raise money for baby unit

Five students and two of their teachers spent the day with dummies in their mouths to raise money for Torbay special care baby unit.

The group from Newton Abbot College in Devon raised more than £50 for the charity, which looks after babies who are small, premature or who need extra care or observation.

The event was the brainchild of year 9 student, Jack Nicol, who was inspired by an enrichment day that looked at innovative ways of to raise money for the special care unit, the school’s chosen charity for the academic year.

“Our teachers were very supportive. We had to either remain silent all day, or speak with our dummies in our mouths, but they were really understanding as fundraising is such an important part of school life.”

Hannah Le Couilliard, a tutor and English teacher at Newton Abbot, said: “It was quite embarrassing for them to be seen by their peers wearing dummies; it certainly took a lot of courage to do it and it definitely made teaching classes for the day very interesting!”

Nicol and Le Couilliard were joined in their fundraising effort by students Brogan Ball, Nat Onya, Alex Wetton and Isla Zalman, and staff member Kate Rose.


Main image: Back row: (L-R) Isla Zalman, Brogan Ball and Nat Onya Front:(L-R) Jack Nicol, Kate Rose, Hannah Le Couilliard and Alex Wetton

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