Last week was quite definitely the week of Children In Need. Tuesday was our fundraising day, when all the children came to school in their own clothes and wearing one item that was spotty – in my case a tie – but others were more adventurous, with the odd spotty onesie here and there!
We also had Pudsey Bear key rings for sale, which sold out almost instantly. Altogether we managed to raise £531.27, which was just as well, because without any warning at all we had a visit from the great bear himself. Pudsey arrived at lunchtime and had brought a crew from BBC Radio Cornwall to record his visit for posterity. (The clip is available from BBC radio Cornwall, Listen Again, Breakfast Show on Wednesday 13th November at about 2hrs 36 minutes in.) Pudsey managed a visit to the Enchanted Garden and the Pre-Prep playground, and found that wherever he went he was swamped by the children (and staff) wanting to give him a hug. It was Bearilliant!!!
Then of course on Friday all of Years 5 and 6 joined with pupils from Penryn College, Bodriggy Academy, St. Mary’s School, Falmouth and members of the Cornwall Junior Choir and Cornwall Boys’ Choir to be the South West Region’s choir for Children in Need at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth. The pupils worked very hard and gave several performances of Sing by Gary Barlow, including one in tandem with regional choirs from across the country. This meant that, for a few brief seconds, they were live on TV across the nation. The pupils were fantastic and deserve all our praise for working so hard on the day. You can see their performance in full here. Feel free to make a donation, whilst you’re there!