We are delighted that we will once again be supporting BBC Children in Need this year. Typically, we would have a fair full of stalls in Fellside Hall, but this is not possible.
We would like to support the physical wellbeing of our school community: being outdoors and getting plenty of fresh air is so important. We are planning a ‘Run For Pudsey’ event in school on Friday 13 November. Pupils are encouraged to run or walk at least four laps of the fields which is approximately 1 mile. Some pupils may want to further challenge themselves, and parents are welcome to sponsor their child or children an amount for every lap they run/walk. If each pupil completes four laps of the field, that is more than the 460 miles – an approximate journey from than Hexham to London.
We will be setting up a donations link on School Gateway. We are suggesting a voluntary donation of £2 per child, but please feel able to donate whatever you can manage (be that less than or more than £2). On School Gateway, there will be an option of either £2 or ‘other amount’.
We ask that pupils come to school wearing appropriate PE kit. They can also wear Children in Need merchandise such as Pudsey t-shirts, ears, bracelets, pins or capes. They can also bring spare footwear in case they get muddy!
During the day there will also be other year group activities, such as the ‘HMS Children in Need Quiz’, to raise awareness of the work undertaken by the charity and the impact it has on the lives of many children.