Huntingdonshire takes part in Children in Need to raise pounds for Pudsey

Children In Need fundraising at Alconbury Primary school, pupils wearing spots,

Children In Need fundraising at Alconbury Primary school, pupils wearing spots, - Credit: Archant

Young and old donned their onesies, dressed as superheroes and baked to raise money for Children in Need.

Children In Need fundraising at Abbots Ripton Primary School, superheros Edie, Mali, Joshua, Austin,

Children In Need fundraising at Abbots Ripton Primary School, superheros Edie, Mali, Joshua, Austin, Toby, Amiya, Olivia, - Credit: Archant

At St Peter’s School, Huntingdon, pupils are taking part in a 24-hour trampoline bounce-a-thon and everyone at the school is hoping to raise more than £2,000 to beat last year’s total.

Students from all year groups and teachers were allocated a time slot to take turns on the trampoline. The sponsored bounce started at 3.15pm yesterday and will continue until 3.15pm today (November 13).

Teacher Jessica Homans said: “This is the 26th year that we have done this – each of the pupils had to raise £10 to get involved. We’ve also had a sponsored silence, dress up, sponge throwing at teachers and a bake sale.”

Houghton and Wyton Primary School, had an array of wacky hairstyles on display with many spraying their hair in a rainbow of colours. Pupils also dressed up in bright clothing and put on Pudsey ears.

Year 6 teaching assistant Michele Leivers said: “All the ideas for the day came from the Year 6 student council – everyone really loves the day and all the children are being so generous.”

In Abbots Ripton, children at the village’s primary school were given the chance to become superheroes for the day with many morphing into their favourite on screen stars including Supergirl, Batman and Spiderman all for a donation of £1.

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Even the teachers dressed up as there own made up superheroes, donning capes and masks made by office manager Linda Nixon.

At Round House Primary School, St Neots, it was teddy bears that were given the superhero treatment as pupils bought in there much loved cuddly friends to celebrate Children in Need.

Deputy head teacher Tanya Grisby said: “Each year group has selected their winners and then the overall winners will be chosen later on in the day. We have also been selling the badges and wristbands throughout school.”

Alconbury Primary School went spotty for the day with students and staff finding their dottiest clothes and donating £1 each to raise money for their Children in Need fund.

Head teacher Jane Watts said: “We have raised more than £300 – the children have all given £1 to dress up for the day then after school we will be holding a disco – all the pupils have really loved it.”

In Huntingdon, staff at Barclays bank got cosy and put on their onesies on to the delight of customers. They were also raffling off a teddy bear and a hamper full of goodies donated by the staff.

Employees at Boots Huntingdon were saving one customer at a time as they put on their best superhero costumes including Poison Ivy, Catwoman, Superman and Batgirl.

Dave Poile, who organises the annual Little Gransden Air and Car Show, will hand over a staggering cheque for £60,558 in front of BBC cameras in Norwich tonight.

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