There were some truly super heroes getting into the spirit of Children in Need on Friday raising money for the charity effort.
Everything from virtually a whole school wearing onesies at Kesteven and Sleaford High School and selling cakes, to a slave auction of sixth formers at St George’s Academy.
The sixth form slaves were hired by students and staff to do their bidding. Musicians were busking, staff held a volleyball match in fancy dress and key stage three children organised stalls, games and competitions.
Carre’s Grammar School students were invited to pay to pose in a seaside style Superman caricature photo booth while student Callum Hutton agreed to perform on stage as Elvis if staff contributed £100.
There were heroes galore at William Alvey Primary School, including a class full of Spidermen all dressed for a donation. Children had been thinking about the characteristics of a hero. As well as super heroes, pupils came dressed as family members, relations from the First World War, doctors, nurses, teachers, policemen, paramedics, service personnel, firemen, shop workers and even the odd political activist.
At St Botolph’s Primary School, Quarrington they held a Great Bake Off with prizes for Key Stage 1, 2 and staff. The four judges were faced with a sea of cakes to select the final three. There was a colouring competition and everyone donated to come dressed in pyjamas.
Our Lady of Good Counsel School in Sleaford held a cake sale, while pupils at Winchelsea School in Ruskington wore pyjamas to school, had breakfast together, a cake and biscuit sale, face painting and brought in copper coins to make a Pudsey picture, in total raising over £450.
There was fundraising going on at local businesses too, including a cake sale at Lloyd’s Bank by staff and Gregg’s bakery staff donned Pudsey onesies.
Children of Ruskington Chestnut Street School had a ‘super’ day being superheroes and raising money for Children in Need. As well as dressing up as ‘Supers’ they also covered a giant Pudsey in donated coins and sold a range of Pudsey biscuits, all to raise money for such a fantastic cause.
The day raised in excess of £300 and all the children had fun dressing up.
The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) raised £501 for Children In Need from a variety of different fundraising activities that took place at their head office in Wellingore on Friday.
These included a bingo session, leg wax, exercise bike challenge to ride the furthest in 30 minutes and a name the bear contest.