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Highnam Church Of England Primary Academy

01452 525872

admin@highnam.gloucs.sch.uk

Wetherleigh Drive, Highnam, Gloucester, GL2 8LW

Children with Confidence

Children in Need Day

On the 18th November 2011 all of the children at Highnam C of E Primary Academy helped to raise money for the charity Children In Need. We charged 50p for the children to wear their own clothes to school.

Both Key Stages were also set different challenges. Key Stage One had a competition to make a Pudsey. There were many great entries and the teachers found it extremely difficult to choose the winners because the standard was so high.

Key Stage Two were put into different aged teams and set an orienteering challenge around the school grounds.

There were 21 Pudsey bears hidden around the school and using their map reading skills teams had to collect letters and then rearrange them to make a word. The winning team, aptly named Spotty Pudseys (Matty W, Chloe H, Harry E and Connie H), correctly worked out that the letters spelt ‘orienteering challenge’ and completed the course in 31 minutes.

“The hardest one to find was hidden behind the bike store,” said Grace F in Unit Two, “rearranging the letters was also tricky. We worked well as a team and did our best.”

The second event held was a cake sale. Everyone who wanted to eat a cake paid 20p. A big thank you to all the parents who sent in cakes to sell. 

Later, on the hall floor there was a big, white sheet with a drawing of Pudsey Bear on it.  Everyone was asked to raid their piggy banks and try to bring in enough money to fill up the Pudsey Bear with coins.  Pudsey’s eyes were filled in with 5p coins and the rest of him was filled with 1p and 2p coins.  Everyone was so generous that we filled Pudsey Bear twice.

Thank you to all the parents and pupils for raising £285.85 for Children in Need.