VIDEO: Made in Chelsea’s Jamie Laing visits Islington school for Comic Relief
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Being pelted with eggs, cake decorating and football were all in a day’s work for Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing who visited a school dressed as James Bond as part of a Comic Relief fundraising mission.
The reality television personality swapped his usual SW1 haunt for Islington Arts and Media School, in Turle Road, Finsbury Park, on Wednesday last week to take part in a variety of activities with the students.
He said: “We are here because I am on a mission to try and raise money for Red Nose Day. Comic Relief wants to help 300,000 children in Africa to go to school.
“I think our target is £20m in total and I have been set six challenges which are so far, so good.
“I think everyone needs an education; here in the UK we have that ability to access it, but in other areas of the world some people don’t, and education is so important.”
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Deputy headteacher, Daniel Smith, said: “It was fantastic, a very exciting thing for us to be involved in.
“Jamie was an absolute pleasure. He was not phased by anything and great with the kids – we had a thoroughly good time with him and we are glad to be part of encouraging other schools to follow our example and raise as much money as they can in the follow up to Red Nose Day on March 13.
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“The children had a great time as well; there has been a lot of social media activity in terms of them really engaging with it and the young people involved were really thrilled to be part of this.
“There is an idea of a student-led bake sale on the day – they’ve decided they want take something on themselves.”
The activity day was part of the school’s ongoing support for Comic Relief.
Mr Smith said that non-uniform days, sponsored runs and bake offs were all past initiatives to help fundraise for the charity.
He said: “Comic Relief works with young people, both in Britain and in London, but also young people from across the world.
With as diverse a community as we are, we feel it’s a fabulous organisation to be associated with and to raise money with young people who have origins from all over the world links very well to the community of the school.”
Let us know what your school is doing for Comic Relief by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and sharing your photos on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #IslingtonRedNose.