On Friday, children and school staff around the country took part in a range of fun activities to raise money for Children in Need. The charity works to ensure that every child in the UK has a safe, happy, and secure childhood. They use the donations to fund their work and provide grants to organisations for projects that help disadvantaged children and young people all over the country.
This year we had a fantastic non uniform day with all the children and staff wearing yellow or something spotty.
Together, we made a huge pudsey with our Pudsey coin collection, with this alone, we made £120!
Since hitting the airwaves of the BBC in 1980, Children in Need has helped raise over £950 million to help disadvantaged young people in the UK, and schools play a huge part in helping to raise money and supporting the event.
At St Mary's, we view Children in Need as a great platform to teach our students how to be charitable and kind, and about the importance of helping others. Learning the significance of these values will help to develop lasting habits that will be practised in adult life.