BBC Children in Need is the BBC’s UK charity. Since 1980 it has raised over £1 billion for disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.
What does the charity do?
The BBC’s charity and mission is to help ensure every child in the UK is safe, happy, secure and has the opportunities they need to reach their potential.
They raise money both throughout the year and in the annual November appeal which is put to work where it’s needed most. The BBC fund local charities and projects who help remove the barriers that are facing children and young people, so that they can thrive.
Our school took part in raising money for this cause. Our theme this year was spots and … Superheroes! We had all sorts of superheroes arrive into school this morning. From Batman, Hulk, Cat girl and Captain America to name a few!
“I am Batman today because we are giving money to the poor children in the hospital”
The Early Years spent the day learning all about Pudsey bear and why he is still a favourite to all those children living in hospitals.
We looked in particular at the Great Ormond Street Hospital and watched a short clip about a little girl who lives there. She loves Pudsey bear and told us how it kept her warm and happy throughout her treatment. We decided to make her lots of Pudsey bears to keep her smile as smiley as can be! The children also wrote letters to the children. We hope the this also brings a smile on their faces too!
The Early Years also put their fine motor skills to the test by colouring, cutting and fixing parts of Pudsey’s body to create a moving yellow bear. During our ‘Jigsaw Jenie’ time, the children were also introduced to nurses who care for children at Great Ormond Street Hospital. The children were so inspired that they had a go at writing letters to them simply o say thank you! We are positive that our letters will warm their hearts and bring a smile.
Year 2 were so inspired by the cause that one of the children decided to bring ‘Pudsey snacks’!
We wonder what the theme will be next year?