This school in Bristol has done what we should have done years ago. Kids just going to paint their noses red for Comic Relief instead of the wasteful plastic ones that get thrown away away one day every year. Lots of parents at our school are going to do the same this year. Of the £1.25 price, CR say a 'minimum of 65p goes to Comic Relief'. Surely much better to donate 100% your £1.25 to CR and paint your nose with kids paint or lipstick to avoid plastic waste? (I know that this years noses are already manufactured but if the amount of poeple buying them drops this year, they'll make less next year or even stop doing them).
Someone shared a similar post to my dc’s school. I can’t believe it’s not been done earlier, it’s such a waste of resources. They never wear the red noses at school either and it’s a complete waste. At least with CIN the kids can wear the t shirts again l, even if they do buy the branded ones rather than just sticking spots on something.
There's too much crap attached to Comic Relief now in all sorts of ways. Agreed with family we'd give our donations to local food bank and directly to a project working with provision of girl's toilets in the Asian sub-continent.
We sent out a message about this today. Most parents were ok but we did have complaints about stopping children from wearing them. We weren't just asking them to consider face paints which we will provide and then all the money they donate goes straight to comic relief!