Today we all joined in a non-school uniform day in support of Children in Need. Earlier in the week Pre-Prep had enjoyed two assemblies by 1V and 2F. 2F presented their class assembly to the rest of Year 2 and explained about its history and how the earliest version of Children in Need dates back to the 1920s! They also discussed how it is the 40th anniversary of it being in its current telethon format and spoke about all of the very important reasons why we are raising money for children who need it.

Class 1V presented their assembly about Children in Need. They all spoke confidently to the other Year 1 classes on Thursday of this week. They described the circumstances that can sometimes lead to a child being in need, such as poverty, disability, illness and family problems. They demonstrated how BBC Children in Need helps such children and they explained the numerous ways in which people raise money for this deserving cause. They then told how the money raised was spent and as a result many children’s lives changed for the better. The class were extremely excited to make their own contribution to this worthy cause by wearing their own clothes to school on Friday and bringing in their own donation. Well done class 1V on highlighting the importance of this charity and presenting its purpose so effectively.

Nursery children had great fun participating in activities for Children in Need Day. The children really enjoyed dancing in the gym and finding Pudsey when the music stopped. They also engaged with lots of Pudsey themed activities in classrooms. Pudsey visited us in the dining hall and a Pudsey biscuit was served as dessert at lunchtime. Everyone had a lovely day.

In Reception the children watched a PowerPoint about Children in Need. They found out about the different children who benefit from the money that is raised. After the PowerPoint the children wanted to see how much money they had raised in RM. We counted the money out. We have raised £32. Well done, everyone! During the morning the children participated in some different activities linked to Children in Need. They made Pudsey masks, put spots on Pudsey’s eye patch and coloured in pictures of Pudsey.

A special visitor was also spotted around campus and we thank a certain Headmaster for going above and beyond to bring some joy to the children! Finally as the fundraising continues on the television tonight we wanted to share that Rayyan in Year 4 has decided to fundraise for Children In Need by doing a sponsored 20 KM cycle on 22nd November. If you would like to support this worthy cause and cheer Rayyan on please see his fundraising page: