Pudsey spotted at Tennyson Road Primary School!

The delighted pupils pose with the nation's favourite bandaged bear
The delighted pupils pose with the nation's favourite bandaged bear

Prize-winning pupils of Tennyson Road Primary School were delighted when BBC Children in Need’s Pudsey Bear paid them a special visit.

The lucky staff and children were one of just 20 schools nationwide to win the Pudsey Schools Roadshow visit, having signed up for a free Big Spotacular fundraising kit, which encourages people to raise money via ‘spot’ themed activities.

During his visit, Pudsey entertained the children with games, quizzes and music, as well as challenging them to come up with the most imaginative ways to raise money in advance of appeal week.

Jo Quince, deputy head teacher, said “The children were incredibly excited that Pudsey came to visit Tennyson Road Primary School!

“Having the chance to meet Pudsey is a really nice way to get the children involved in raising money for the Big Spotacular, a Lloyds Bank fundraising campaign for BBC Children in Need.”

The new campaign is encouraging schools to ‘go spotty’ before appeal night on Friday, November 18, selling spotty cakes and goods and taking part in spotty themed challenges to raise money.

The BBC Children in Need Appeal charity is currently supporting 2,400 projects across the UK that are helping children facing a range of disadvantages, for example, poverty and deprivation, children who have been the victims of abuse or neglect or disabled young people.

To find out more or request a free fundraising kit, please visit: www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/schools.