Pupils are spot on as they raise money for charity

Junior school pupils celebrated raising money for Children in Need by dressing up in something spotty and taking part in a talent show.

The boys and girls were given the chance to swap one piece of school uniform for something with spots on it and they certainly got creative with their choices. Some exchanged their school jumper with a spotty top whilst other painted spots on their shirts. Some of the girls donned spotty skirts and there was an impressive range of spotted ties and dickie bows on show!

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Year four pupil Lauren Storey loved dressing up in spots: “I got this spotty dress from my Grandma and it is one of my favourites. I am looking forward to sitting down with my family tonight to watch the Children in Need show on TV.”

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Fellow year four pupil Zara Niven also enjoyed it: “I got this jacket when I went to America and I like it because it is spotty and has got Mickey Mouse on it!”

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During lunch the pupils held a talent show in aid of Children in Need. Contestants entered heats over the past couple of weeks with the winners taking their place in the final. There were delightful dancing groups, superb singers and fantastic flute players and the standard was so high that the top two acts couldn’t be separated so they were awarded joint winners. Dancing twins Jennifer and Rhiannon Bailey-Manion shared the top prize with solo singer Tilly Wolstenholme.

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Jennifer and Rhiannon Bailey-Manion said: “We really enjoyed taking part and it was great to finish top with Tilly. We have been dancing for five years and have lots of fun doing it and it is good that money goes to Children in Need.”

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Commenting on the efforts of the pupils, junior school deputy headmaster Mr Simon Milnes said: “It has been a fantastic day. The boys and girls all looked great in their spotty outfits and the quality of the talent show acts has been superb. All 27 acts that entered the competition, and the year four girls who helped organise the event, have worked their socks off and put on an excellent show.”

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Children in Need provide grants to projects in the UK which focus on children and young people who are disadvantaged. They are local to people in all corners of the UK and support small and large organisations which empower children and extend their life choices. For more information click here.

Update: Following all of the donations being collected and counted, we are delighted to announce that the junior school raised an amazing £491.83!

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