Pupils raise record amount for Pudsey charity

Fund raising events were held across the region to support Children in Need

TOWNS and villages across East Devon and West Dorset went spotty potty to support children in Need on Friday.

A fund-raising frenzy at The Woodroffe School in Lyme Regis resulted in more than �1,000 for the charity.

Students organised a huge number of activities to beat all previous fund-raising records through sponsored silences, nail painting, cake stalls, film quizzes, a week-long five-a-side tournament and students bound to each other in three-legged activities.

Not to be outdone staff got involved with sponsored cake eating and a football match against the Sixth Form, where, for the first time in several years, the students got the upper hand, winning 8-3.

Jim Thomas, Head of Sixth Form and event organiser said: “It’s always great to see the school community working together for a common cause.

“They demonstrate the terrific teamwork we promote here at school. And some individual contributions were particularly impressive, such as the effort of year 8s, Erin Simpson and Hetty Rees-Haughton who made and sold fairy cakes to ravenous students at lunchtime.”

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The school was galvanised into action with a week of assemblies conducted by Sixth Formers who explained the purpose of the event, showing video footage of some of the Children in Need projects.

At Uplyme Pre-School youngsters held a spotty coffee morning and raised �75 for Children in Need, making biscuits and selling them to friends and families.