Today, children and school staff around the country are taking part in a range of fun activities to raise money for Children in Need. The charity works to ensure that every child in the UK has a safe, happy, and secure childhood. They use the donations to fund their work and provide grants to organisations for projects that help disadvantaged children and young people all over the country.
To celebrate this year's Children in Need, we invited the children (and staff) to come to school dressed in bright colours. In return, the children made a donation to raise money.
Vice Principal, Mr Williams, said: "The children greatly enjoyed the day! We take part in many fundraising events throughout the year and Children in Need is one of the special occasions that the children look forward to."
Since hitting the airwaves of the BBC in 1980, Children in Need has helped raise over £950 million to help disadvantaged young people in the UK. Schools play a huge part in helping to raise money and supporting the event.
At Zouch Academy, 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 be practised in adult life.