Schools across Bucks hold fundrais­ing events and dress up days for BBC char­ity ap­peal

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TASTY Pud­sey cup­cakes fea­tured in a nurs­ery’s Chil­dren in Need event.

Chil­dren at Lind­field PreSchool Nurs­ery, Chiltern Av­enue in Amer­sham dressed up for the event on Fri­day, Novem­ber 13.

Trus­tee, Nicky Feakes, said: “We sup­ported Chil­dren in Need by dress­ing in py­ja­mas, do­ing spotty face paint­ing, making Pud­sey cup­cakes and play­ing games like Pin the Nose on Pud­sey.” STAFF at a school swapped their marker pen for a mi­cro­phone when they took part in some char­ity karaoke.

Fri­day’s an­nual Chil­dren in Need fundraiser saw teach­ing staff at Chiltern Hills Acad­emy, in Char­tridge Lane, Che­sham, take to the mi­cro­phone to sing a range of songs at lunchtime in front of pupils.

Staff and stu­dents man­aged to raise just over £1,000 for Chil­dren in Need, which is the first time their fundrais­ing for this event has hit four fig­ures. Songs ranged from Ella Hen­der­son’s Ghost, Shirley Bassey’s Hey Big Spender to a rous­ing ren­di­tion of Katy Perry’s Roar, through to the English depart­ment’s version of Don’t Stop Be­liev­ing in the style of Glee.

There was also some rau­cous rock­ing out to Oa­sis’s Half a World Away and Chuck Berry’s Johnny B Goode.

Or­gan­iser of the event and di­rec­tor of Sixth Form Philip Miller was hugely grate­ful for those staff song­sters who gave up their time and en­ergy to per­form karaoke in pub­lic.

He said: “Each year we try to come up with some­thing a lit­tle bit dif­fer­ent for Chil­dren in Need and this year’s ef­fort has raised the bar in the amount of money we have raised. A fan­tas­ti­cally tune­ful ef­fort all round.” THERE were su­per heros ga­lore at one school to raise funds for Chil­dren in Need.

Chil­dren dressed up at St Mary’s School in Old Amer­sham and raised £ £324.80 for the cause.

Teach­ing as­sis­tant, D Dawn Lam­min, said: “The st staff also dressed up and th there were a lot of bat­man out­fits donned with op­tional ears and capes.

“It was a really en­joy­able d day and the chil­dren all lo loved see­ing the staff en­ter in into the spirit of Pud­sey and lots of money was raised.”

The year six pupils made and sold some cakes and bis­cuits to raise funds for the cause. CHIL­DREN dressed up as their favourite su­per­hero or in spots to help raise funds for Chil­dren in Need.

Lit­tle Mis­senden Church of Eng­land School pupils made a do­na­tion to dress up and the head­teacher awarded prizes for the best dressed su­per­hero and spotty out­fit.

Tilly Blake, four, said: “It was great fun, I loved dress­ing up and play­ing games.”

The day raised £80 for Chil­dren in Need.

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