Two schools in Henley saw children go dotty for Pudsey and Children in Need this year.
At Rupert House, all the children and staff adorned spotty accessories in exchange for a donation to the charity. From t-shirts to socks and capes to bow ties.
The younger children took part in a Pudsey colouring competition and the older ones wrote Pudsey poems. The winning entries were judged by the school council with Wilbur Lait and Ava Meagher winning the colouring competition (picture above). In the morning the children joined Joe Wicks, The Body Coach, in completing his 24 hour exercise challenge for the charity and together they cheered him on to the finish.
The school kitchen made spotty cupcakes for dessert and Year 4 who were learning about artist Yayoi Kusama who loves dots.
At St Mary’s School the whole school was buzzing with Pudsey activities and children wore some amazing spotty outfits. The highlight was the Pudsey themed lunch, which included a delicious spotty sponge. The school were delighted to raise over £300 for the charity.
Old Station Nursery on the Fairmile raised nearly £1,000 by inviting children and staff members to come into nursery dressed in their pyjamas for a small donation.
Julie Crake, Nursery Manager at The Old Station Nursery in Henley, commented, “We choose to support Children in Need, a charity very close to our hearts, as it supports disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. Wearing our pyjamas to nursery was a fun and easy way for us to help raise money for this incredible charity.”