The tidy sum of £327.44 was raised for Children In Need last Friday when students and staff paid to come to school in their pajamas or spots and treated themselves to homemade pizza and cake.
HLTA Sharon Chawley organised the whole day and also had the job of counting all of the 1600 pennies on the Pudsey Bear, which was cut out by Senior LSA Rebecca Steel. Sharon said: ‘Our Pudseyometer alone raised £16.00; I know because I had the job of counting all of the one pence pieces’.
To also help raise money, Sharon asked Primary to bake cakes and Purple Group to bake pizzas using HLTA Mr Shepherd’s very own recipe. Sharon said: ‘We didn’t want the students to eat nothing but cakes all day, so we made sure we had homemade healthier pizza too. Purple group were very excited about making that’. Primary’s cakes were delicious as well, particularly the Rocky Roads and Lemon Curd Cakes.
Of course it wouldn’t be Children In Need without a little bit of silliness, so everyone who wanted to paid to come to school in their pajamas or spotted clothing. As soon as they had paid they were given a raffle ticket and entered into a draw with prizes donated by Headteacher Mrs Diana Denman. The prizes were two winter beanie hats and a Pudsey Bear stuffed toy.
Some staff brought in cakes for a staff room break time cake sale, and particular thanks to mum of Senior LSA Sian Jinks who donated 40 cakes, and LSA James Eddey who put in £20 to treat all of his colleagues and students in the Sixth Form to a cake (or two) each.