Charity week 2021 gets off to a running start
Monday the 16th of November marked the start of Leventhorpe’s annual charity week, a week full of fun and engaging activities, all accessible through a wristband, with the donations this year going to The Welbeloved Club – a local charity lunch club for the elderly.
The week has started off strong with a return of the ‘Masked Singer’ from last year, and a lunchtime event which has set the pace for the events to come. Hosted by Mr. Kavanagh, the week’s opening event was The Chase, akin to the popular TV show of the same name. The game set three teams against each other: the two student teams – Team A and Team B, made up of volunteers from year 7 all the way up to year 10 – against the Chasers, a duo comprised of the sage-like Mr. Chester – the ‘Chestofdrawers’ – and the ever-wise Mrs. Fernandez, A.K.A ‘The Virus’; small but deadly!
The game itself was a hard fought one; it was even felt in the crowd, with many members rising to cheer on their peers. Question topics included everything from sports, geography, history, science, and current affairs. Nearly all the teams were caught out on a devious question about the 2012 Olympics on how many gold medals team GB won – 65 by the way. In the end, despite an impressive comeback by team A, the Chasers were victorious with a total of 23 points. They were followed by team B on 18 and finally team A with a respectable 15 points. However, it was clear that all teams enjoyed themselves, in no small part thanks to the atmosphere created by the crowd.