Children in Need 2021

Children in Need 2021

“Together we can make a difference.”

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust raises over £8,000 for Children in Need.

 

Children in Need say, “Together we can make a difference'” and this has never been more evident than now. The schools across our Trust took part in a variety of fundraising activities over the last week in aid of the children’s charity. From PJ days and bake sales to talent shows and lip-sync battles, our schools came together to collectively raise over £8,000!

We would like to put our “paws” together and celebrate each of our schools, and share with you what our schools got up to.

A TSAT Pudsey’ometer was provided to each of our schools to record all of their fundraising efforts, and it was lovely to see all the colourful recordings being proudly displayed.

We held a Trust-wide ‘Great Pudsey Bake off’ with pupils getting involved by decorating baked goods to sell, or baking Pudsey themed Showstoppers to auction off to the highest bidder. Needless to say, we have some Star Bakers within our student body. For example, The Victory Academy auctioned off a delicious Pudsey Victoria sponge cake while New Horizons Children’s Academy sold their decorated biscuits.

 

Your preferences have prevented this content from being loaded. If you have recently changed your preferences, please try reloading the pageOver in Medway, Gordon Children’s Academy and All Faiths Children’s Academy pupils took part in a school-wide danceathon and participated in various fun games and challenges throughout the week, including cake decorating. Their efforts were well rewarded, raising nearly £4,000 between them. Brilliant job!

Cedar Children’s Academy raised £797 through their fundraising activities, with half going to Children in Need while the other half is being used to support Medway Foodbank, a local charity with whom Cedar work closely.

Rochester Grammar School held a creative lip sync battle which was fun for both staff and students. If you follow RGS on social media, you will have seen a rather entertaining rendition of ‘Let It Go’ from Disney’s Frozen. Students also raised funds through a cake sale and cake raffle for a delicious looking Pudsey cake.

 

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Your preferences have prevented this content from being loaded. If you have recently changed your preferences, please try reloading the pageIn Kent, Goodwin Academy held a gingerbread competition, baking and decorating the yummy treats in school with the help of Head of Year 8, Miss Wiles. The bakes were judged and winners chosen by The Worshipful Mayor of Deal, Cllr. Chris Turner. Staff also got involved by competing in Goodwin’s Got Talent, with Harry Burgess being named the champion for his performance of Queen’s ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’.

The Portsmouth Academy raised a wonderful £105 from their bake sale, with funds still coming in through ticket sales to their Stars in their Eyes event taking place on Thursday. Students will get the opportunity to witness their favourite teachers singing and dancing. Who would want to miss that?

Penhale Infant School and Newbridge Junior School raised an amazing £1,205 through a range of activities. Students came to school in non-uniform, wearing Pudsey or Children in Need themed clothes or simply something yellow. They collected donations of books, toys and cakes throughout the week to sell in their ‘Bring and Buy’ sales, a creative idea and a great way to re-home old toys, books and games.

 

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Meon Infants and Meon Juniors also held a non-uniform day, raising nearly £600 for their efforts. Meanwhile, New Horizons Primary School raised £673, their highest amount yet, by having a week-long Pudsey raffle, PJ day on Friday and a cake sale held by the two cookery clubs.

To top it all off, one of our pupils at Tree Tops, All Faiths’ Children’s Academy’s Deaf Provision, performed on BBC Children in Need as a member of the Vision Junior Signing Choir. Well done Tayah – such an exciting opportunity!

 

Overall, we had a fantastic time fundraising for this wonderful cause and managed to raise such an impressive amount. We look forward to doing it all again next year!

 

 

 

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