Comic Relief brings joy

The Derby High School celebrated Red Nose Day in style as the Expressive Arts Team put on a plethora of amazing lessons. The lessons began with a quiz, then a discussion of the importance of Comic Relief, accompanied by a wealth of facts and figures to illustrate its impact.

The theme of Super Heroes was followed and each lesson adhered to this theme with special components linking to each subject. In Art they were designing Super Hero masks, in Dance they created a performance for Comic Relief. Drama featured students writing and acting out a spoof by choosing a song or a scene from a movie. Creating a catchy jingle was the focus of Music and Media created a storyboard to make a short film about comic relief. Photography were creating an eye-catching poster using special effects to enhance the imagery.

All students celebrated with a non-uniform day and they were encouraged to wear red if possible. They submitted jokes to their form tutors throughout the week and shared these on Red Nose Day displaying the best joke in the room.

This was an action-packed day that wove comic relief into the fabric of the curriculum. What a superb way to engage students in supporting Comic Relief and raising money with the emphasis on learning by having immense fun!

The Ethos group composed the following to sum up what the day was about:

Red Nose Day 

Remembering the importance of charities all around 

Educating everyone about the problems that surround us 

Dedicating our time to Red Nose Day. 


Nothing beats the smiles of those in need 

Overcome with the joy of support from the community.  

Sensational laughter from the ones who are rising to help 

Everyone united for this cause 


Determined to do what’s morally right 

And with that we become superheroes 

You can make a difference  

                         We know you can! 

See below. The Ethos Charity group, Dance, Music and Art