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CiN Extravaganza!


On Friday 15th November, the whole of the UK will be showing their spots and raising money for this year’s BBC Children in Need Appeal.

Here at Trent, our community will be getting involved with a wide range of activities taking place throughout the day, some starting at 7pm tonight!

As ever, our four boarding houses have risen to the challenge in doing their bit for charity.

Blake House will ‘Go the Distance’ this Children in Need running the equivalent of Trent College to Disneyland Paris, in Disney themed fancy dress. The usual Blake Café will be open throughout the day with hot and cold food available, along with a variety of drinks and snacks. To support the boys in Blake, simply text ‘BLKE95’ followed by your donation amount to 70070 or visit

The Shuker House Sweet Shop will be open at break, lunch and after school outside the Sports Hall. At 1.15pm a Shuker 1st XI team will take on a Staff 1st XI team in a winner takes all football match on Quarry Astro. This also signifies the start of a mammoth 24 Hour Football match that will run through to 1.15pm on Saturday afternoon. All 52 boys will be taking part in the activities! To support the boys in Shuker, please visit or text ‘SHUK47’ followed by your donation amount to 70070.

Bates House will also be undertaking a challenge this Children in Need. Sponsored Aerobics and Rollerblading will be taking place all night, starting at 7pm this evening! The girls will be taking it in turns to do aerobics in the Sports Hall and Rollerblading outside, with all the Bates girls from Year 5 taking part. A cake and pancakes sale will also be taking place outside the house at break and lunchtime along with the Pudsey Raffle, with prizes on offer such as a Set of 3 Cyberlite ‘Antler’ Suitcases in red (priced at over £200), a Bottle of Etiene Dumont Champagne, a Bottle of Glenfiddich Single Malt Whiskey, a Cuddly Pudsey Bear and much more! To support Bates House, please visit or text 'BATE48' followed by your donation amount to 70070.

Martin House are going Round the World in 80 laps for Children in Need. Six continents are each being represented by 3 pairs of girls, who will dress up in clothing relevant to a country in their continent, go round the school and to The Elms (upper) at morning break, selling goodies from their chosen continent to pupils in both schools. In their pairs they will also cycle, skate, scoot, run or walk round the top field for a total of 80 laps per pair – a distance of 52km, in their free time – starting at 6am and finishing at 11pm. To support Martin, please text 'MRTN95' followed by your donation amount to 70070 or visit

Our day community will be supporting our Boarders’ efforts once again this year, whilst also contributing in their own activities such as paying £1 to wear their own clothes featuring a colour of their day house, naming the Hanbury Dragon, pupils and staff being waxed for money and much more!

It should be a fantastic day, with lots of activities taking place that’s sure to raise a lot of money for a very worthwhile cause. Keep an eye out on our Twitter feed @TrentCollege for photos during the day!

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