Children In Need 2017: What did schools and businesses do to raise money?
This year’s event was the Big Spotacular. So how did people raise money?
Abbots Green Community Primary School
Pupils at the school took on a Spend a Penny with Pudsey challenge when they decided to fill up a toilet with coins.
Acting Headteacher Mrs Morrison was delighted to see that the pupils had been so generous that a bucket was needed for the overflow.
Easton and Otley College
Staff and students were visited by Mr Blobby as the college hosted a raffle and game with prizes donated by local businesses and members of the school community.
Sarah Brunning, a level three enterprise course tutor in the foundation learning department at Easton and Otley, said, “The raffle was well received and the event was absolutely fantastic. We raised loads of money for charity.
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Suffolk New College
Two staff members - Chris Hughes and Jason Last - went head to head in a bug eating eating challenge. Those who preferred to eat something less creepy crawley could buy cakes to raise money. A dance of and a table tennis competition will also be held.
Student President, Jordan Barry said, “Children in Need has been an incredible experience with lots of people participating in the activities. I’m glad it went well.”
Wells Hall Primary School
Children from the school in Great Cornard braved the cold to go on four mile rambled in the nearby Cornard Country Park. They also took part in a charity hula-hoop challenge.
Kieran Lawler, PE specialist and learning mentor at Wells Hall said: “The whole school was involved and we are all very proud of the children.
“We are so lucky to have this wonderful country park space on our doorstep and it’s been great to ramble through it.
St Gregory Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
36 pupils were given £1 to use to try and raise as much as they could for Children in Need. Some students did sponsored events, others made items to sell. One youngster, Grace, raised £80 from being sponsored to throw custard over her mum.
Headteacher Mr Woodrow said the school were amazed by the children’s creativity and ingenuity.
One Sixth Form College
Students picked a retro circus theme to help raise money for the day , dressing up as clowns, strong men and animals. A quiz was also held to raise money and was won by a team called The Shirley Temples.
Marketing manager Frances Vickerstaff said, “It was a fun enjoyable day. We had a quiz on Thursday, music at lunchtime and everyone really got into the spirit of the day.”