There was plenty going on at Grange View Church of England First School in Widdrington Station on BBC Children in Need day – including a visit from Pudsey.
Pupils handed over £1 to come to school in their pyjamas and they decorated cakes and biscuits for an additional 50p. They took part in a range of Children in Need’s The Big Spotacular activities such as a spot treasure hunt on the yard, colouring in competition and spotty-themed games in the afternoon.
Lauren Chapman, literacy, ICT and modern foreign languages subjects leader at Grange View, said: “It was a brilliant day enjoyed by children, staff and parents alike.
“As a whole school we raised £214.50, however the highlight was having Pudsey make a surprise visit at the end of family worship.
“The school council had entered a competition to win a visit from Pudsey and Grange View was lucky enough to be picked. Pudsey was given his own SPARKLE badge – a word which stands for the many values we aim to achieve in our daily life in school.”