Instagram photo by newkiller_blackstar_So, yesterday, I was talking to a teacher about the Crowd Fund for the Bowie Brixton Memorial and she said as a joke, "We could have a Bowie day!"
As soon as she said it my mind was buzzing! Yeah, why not!
During my next class I made a petition that read - "The following pupils and teachers support the event of a dress-down day and a bake sale to raise funds for the Bowie memorial in Brixton, London." I continued collecting signatures from everyone I could for the rest of the day and I received a mainly warm response. A few staff said they weren't sure if they were allowed to sign and one teacher yelled at me for holding up her class (who all wanted to sign) but apart from that it went well, I gained 110 signatures throughout the afternoon! π
When I presented it to a teacher who is part of the Committee for fund raising events and he said, as much as he liked the idea, he couldn't approve it as it wasn't really a charity but suggested I went to the Head teacher.
First, I went to guidance to try and gain some support from a teacher to give me a better footing. Fortunately I found a teacher I already knew is a big fan of Bowie and he was all for the idea. He told me to leave it with him and come back tomorrow to find out what the Head teacher thought.
I left school, but then I thought 'Why leave my project at this stage?' So I ran back, found the teacher and we visited the head together. When the head teacher read my petition he looked at me, frowning slightly and said, "Well, I suppose really this depends on how big a Bowie fan you are. Tell me, what band did Bowie like in the early 70's?" For a second I blanked and then I answered "Mott The Hoople."
He was so surprised I knew, his jaw dropped and he became much more enthusiastic and friendly! π Turns out he is a big fan of Mott. After that we chatted and he concluded, "It's very unusual to do something like this but that doesn't mean we shouldn't."
I've designed the poster above to plaster around the school next week. π I can't wait! #David #DavidBowie #Bowie #ZiggyZag #DavidBowieMemorial #Brixton #Edinburgh #School #London #FundRaising #Ziggy #ZiggyStardust #AladdinSane #ThinWhiteDuke #RIPDavidBowie