Manor Bonfire Night

On what was a cold and wet Sunday, the pupils of the Manor spent an hour or two working like little elves, carving some rather big and lumpy pumpkins into some fantastic, and sometimes quite amusing, Jack O' Lanterns. We also baked some cookies in the Manor kitchens, which smelt delicious; it took a lot of self-control to resist eating them, but they were to be sold in aid of this year's school charity, so we had to remain steadfast! Everyone enjoyed the activities, especially the pumpkin carvers, as we had the biggest pumpkins so far this year.

When the time came to go outside and brave the cold, everyone wrapped up warm and trooped up to Poppy's Field to prepare for the bonfire and fireworks. Some delicious hotdogs, burgers and soup managed to keep us warm enough, until the bonfire was lit by our youngest Manor pupil, Finlay Douglas, and we all were able to enjoy a brilliant fireworks display thereafter.

We managed to raise a total of £631.80 for this year's school charity 'Malaria No More', and the evening was a fantastic success.

Well done and thank you to everyone involved!

Sophie Hollis, Third Form