Spotty and dotty for Children in Need

Spen folk went dotty for Children in Need on Friday.

From ditching make-up for a week, to wearing onesies, baking Pudsey bear biscuits and a Pudsey-Oke, the emphasis was on fun, fun, fun.

Year nine pupils at BBG Academy go without make-up for a week for Children In Need

Year nine pupils at BBG Academy go without make-up for a week for Children In Need

A BBG Academy in Birkenshaw pupils were encouraged to raise money by not wearing make-up on Friday, but the year nine girls decided they would go one better than that and ditched it for a whole week.

Headteacher Jo-anne Atkinson said: “For teenage girls, make-up is often a mask to hide insecurities but our students made a collective decision to go bare-faced. Not only has this gesture enabled the girls to bond over a common goal, it is boosting their self-esteem and raising money for a good cause.

“Natural beauty is apparent all round school as the male members of staff are developing their facial hair in support of Movember as well!”

At East Bierley Primary School pupils came in their pyjamas or onesies and also held a re-cycling sports day.

Cover supervisor Judith Winder said: “They made footballs and sports equipment out of junk - like children in Africa have to because they don’t have the proper sports equipment, and made flip-flops from plastic bottles. They also made animal masks and did a safari animal race.

“Money raised will go to Children in Need and also the Send a Cow appeal which buys animals such as chickens or cows for families in Africa.”

Roberttown School pupils baked Pudsey Bear biscuits to sell on Children in Need day.

The school council ran games for children to play, and pupils came to school in non-uniform – with some even dressed back to front!

The school raised about £310.

Heckmondwike Grammar School pupils paid £1 to come in non-uniform and took part in sponsored activities.

Chantelle Cocking, from the school, said: “We raised an amazing £2,112.05. Well done to all students and staff involved!”

I’m a Bearliever, What’s New Pudsey Bear, The Bear Necessities and We are Fur-mily were some of the songs Norristhorpe pupils sang as part of their Children in Need Pudsey-Oke.

They rehearsed the songs all week and then performed them for the school in assembly on Friday.

Overall winners were class 3S performing Livin’ On A Bear with special guest rockers, class teachers Mrs Sweeney and Mrs Walker.

The school raised £840 for Children In Need.

Pupils at Cawley Lane School went in non-uniform to support Children in Need.

Children and staff raised £349.87 for Pudsey Bear’s charity.

And children at Little Acorns Nursery in Gomersal dressed up, played games and had a teddy bear’s tea party for the appeal.eed.