RAG Week 2017!
Invicta students waited with baited breath to find out how RAG 2017 could follow the huge success of last year – and they weren’t disappointed! Fancy dress costume themes ranged from Pyjama day, Day of the Dead, Heroes and Villians and the highly anticipated Glitter day. We were inundated with onesies, floral crowns, superwomen and sequins!
Our lunch time events included Invicta’s own Bake Off, with Mrs Johnson and Dr Milgate claiming to have expert knowledge of baking as they tore apart Mrs Finley’s whale (made of icing) for her seaside themed sponge cake and Dr Millgate slamming his finger into the middle of the sponges to determine whether they were baked properly. Another new event was Mr & Mrs which was squirm-in-your-seat uncomfortable as teacher bestie-couples decided who was most likely to lose a student’s homework or embarrass themselves at a staff Christmas party.
The ever-popular Stars in their Eyes had some fierce competition from the reigning champions – the Maths department men, with some slick sashaying to Olly Murs. Boy Band returned to wow us with their glass-shattering attempts to hit the high notes of Take That’s Rule the World, and Leadership Group stunned the audience with their knowledge of grime in their rendition of Big Shaq’s Mans Not Hot. Embarrassingly, however, all staff acts lost out to the Sixth Form’s boys and their mash up of songs which involved a lot of bum wiggling and a not lot else! And finally – the event which everyone talks about – Man-O-Man. We had uncomfortably cheesy chat-up lines (Let me tie your shoe laces so you don’t fall for anyone other than me) a dressing up challenge, a dancing round and finally an eating challenge where finalists had to eat 18 mini doughnuts in 2 minutes. Congratulations to this year’s winners: Max and Sean!
The week was a huge success and none of it would be possible without the months of planning from the RAG committee, Media students for filming and editing the promo videos, the dance students involved in all of the rehearsals for the RAG dance show, Mr Chambers for all things sound and lighting, and of course – every students who got involved and donated their money which meant that we are now able to give such a huge amount to our chosen RAG charities this year.
Drum roll please…………we raised a massive £7921.96. This is absolutely fantastic and is a massive £700 greater than RAG week last year so well done to everybody