We were very pleased to welcome Mr Harry Redknapp on Wednesday to receive a cheque for £2,277 raised by Scott House students for the charity Leukaemia Busters.
Mr Redknapp accompanied Charity Director Dr Flavell and his wife, together with Mr Sutcliffe who is Chairman of the Appeal. He joined the Assembly to receive the cheque as patron of the Appeal, and also presented the U15 Football team with the football County Cup and their winners medals.
We were delighted when he not only paid tribute to the superb work done by the Leukaemia Busters charity in improving life chances for young people struck by the disease but he also praised the efforts of the students in their continuing efforts to support charities and those less fortunate than themselves. Indeed each of the five Houses has had a lot of fun raising significant sums for a range of different charities this year, including for Water Aid and the Meningitis Trust. Scott House organised organised cake sales, a Mufti Day, and set teachers against eachother in bouts as Gladiators, including persuading the Headmaster to combat both the School Captain (whom he beat, but might just have cheated a bit!) and the Head of PE (whose victory might limit his future prospects?).
Harry Redknapp spent over an hour chatting to students and signing autographs, and told the students they had made a "fantstic effort" and that Bournemouth School is "a fantastic school".