Our Kent and Portsmouth Schools Raised A Large Amount of Money for Children in Need
Pupils and staff across seven schools in Medway and Portsmouth swapped their uniforms for pyjamas and Pudsey ears and took part in a range of bake sales and other exciting activities as they worked together to raise money for Children in Need.
Collectively, the Kent schools raised an impressive total of nearly £4000 for the children’s charity, which will help to fund a variety of projects, providing opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people all over the country.
New Horizons Children’s Academy, in Chatham, started the day off by taking part in Joe Wickes’ ‘Big Move’ in their school hall encouraging them to raise money at the same time as getting fit. The event was live streamed across the UK to thousands of primary schools, all of whom were getting involved with the same challenge.
In Strood, Cedar Children’s Academy held a ‘funky hair day’, which saw pupils debuting a number of wild and wacky hair styles. The school raised a brilliant £800.17 for their efforts.
At Gordon Children’s Academy, in Rochester, pupils and staff wore spotty outfits for the day; whilst just down the hill at All Faiths Children’s Academy, pupils and staff came to school in their pyjamas for the day raising £170.
Elsewhere, Holcombe Grammar School students offered their support by selling Krispy Kreme donuts to pupils and staff across their shared site with New Horizons Children’s Academy.
Pupils and staff across the seven schools in Portsmouth took part in a range of exciting activities as they worked together to raise an impressive amount of money for Children in Need.
Collectively, the schools raised an impressive nearly £3000 for the children’s charity, which will help to fund a variety of project, providing opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people all over the country.
The Portsmouth Academy raised £851.24 with a non-uniform day, cake sale and penalty shootout. A very talented parent kindly donated a beautifully crafted cake with roses to the school, to sell to help the fundraising.
Pudsey himself visited the pupils at Newbridge Junior School in their lessons; the school also held a non-uniform day and raised an impressive £1076.10 through their efforts.
The collaborated Isambard Brunel Junior School and Meredith Infant School raised a total of £728.28 together through their Pudsey Bear raffle and ‘big move’ dance.
Meanwhile in Southsea, Meon Junior, Meon Infant and Moorings Way Infant School pupils all wore their pyjamas to schools and at Penhale Infant School they all wore yellow and spotty clothes, raising £170.
Mandy Gage, Director of Education Chatham Hub of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust, said:
“It was fantastic to see pupils and staff at all of our schools across Medway throwing themselves into activities to support Children in Need so enthusiastically and raising so much money for such a worthy cause in the process.”
Stuart Gardner, Chief Executive Officer of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust, Said:
“We are delighted that pupils and staff across all our schools were able to take part in activities for this fantastic cause and to collaborate and work together to do so. I would like to congratulate everyone who took part for their hard work and dedication that helped to raise such a fantastic total.”
Natalie Sheppard, Director of Education Portsmouth, Thinking Schools Academy Trust, said:
“It was fantastic to see pupils and staff at all of our schools across Portsmouth throwing themselves into activities to support Children in Need so enthusiastically and raising so much money for such a worthy cause in the process.”
Children in Need has been helping to change young people’s lives across the UK since it began in 1980. Schools up and down the country engage in fundraising efforts to support this fantastic cause and have fun.