Last week on Friday, children and school staff up and down the country took part in a range of fun activities to raise money for Children in Need.
We had great fun hosting a non uniform day with children dressing in brightly coloured or spotty clothes, and bringing in donations to support the charity. We even received a surprise visit from Pudsey himself!
Together, we raised an amazing £309.17!
Senior teacher Mrs Shaw said: "It was wonderful to see how excited the children (and parents!) were to see Pudsey Bear greeting them as they arrived at school for the day. All of the children had huge smiles on their faces and looked fantastic in lots of yellow, bright colours and spots to celebrate Children in Need! In an assembly, they learned about the important work that Children in Need do to support all sorts of children and families around the UK who need a bit of extra help. Mr Williams talked about how we are all showing our value of the term which is friendship by supporting this amazing charity."
Since hitting the BBC airwaves in 1980, Children in Need has raised over £950 million to help disadvantaged young people in the UK, and schools play a huge part in helping to raise money and make this event a success.The charity works to ensure that every child in the UK has a safe, happy, and secure childhood. Donations fund their work and provide grants to organisations for projects that help disadvantaged children and young people all over the country.
At Zouch, we view Children in Need as a great platform to teach our students how to be charitable and kind, and about the importance of helping others. Learning the significance of these values will help to develop lasting habits that will continue into adult life.
We are delighted to join schools across the White Horse Federation in making a real difference to children's lives.