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The Results: Goat Race & Bake Off for Comic Relief

Fun and fundraising in the Varndean goat race.

On Red Nose Day 2017 (Friday 24th March) Varndean School held a bake off, cake sale and goat race raising almost £4000 for Comic Relief. 

1st place cake in the Comic Relief bake off 2017Not a new event, the bake off and cake sale proved as popular as ever with students and staff alike. The Latest's Andrew Kay came in to judge the cakes along with Headteacher Mr Deighan and Director of Catering at Varndean School, Mark Hancock. The cakes were full of surprises in terms of taste and visual treats! See the gallery for lots more photos.

1st place - Adrienne Johns
2nd place - Molly Goodchild
3rd place - Tabitha Nixon, Boudicca Slee-Egeler & Isadora Rana-Iozzi
Cheeky prize - Louis Silverwood Flindall! 

Well done to all for your creativity and baking talents!

So next up came the goat race - fittingly quirky in true Brighton style! The goats raced individually but against the clock with the fastest time securing the winning trophy. 

To help them along the course, each goat had tasty treats and two human herds. In the main the herds were students but for William, without his own smaller school, two of our wonderful School Governors stepped in to help out. 

Each goat herd wore a Comic Relief t-shirt, supplied by the charity themselves who came along to watch, support and participate in the event. Also avidly watching the action were Latest TV, Brighton & Hove Independent, The Argus and BBC Sussex conducted a live radio broadcast commentary. You can catch some of these below and please also see the gallery for lots of photos of the day.

Alan, the apple of Turing School's eye, was the winning goat. Donations continued to come in throughout the day, meaning the total figure raised was a whopping


Thank you to everyone who supported and for your generous donations.


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Latest TV's broadcast 

Read more about the day in the following publications:

Latest 7

Brighton & Hove Independent

The Argus

Plus check out the BBC Sussex radio live commentary below!