Children and school staff around the country will be taking part in a range of fun activities to raise money for Children in Need again this year. The charity works to ensure that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood. They use the donations to fund their work and provide grants to organisations for projects that help disadvantaged children and young people all over the country.
The first ever children's BBC radio appeal was in 1927 and raised £1,300 (around £70,000 in today's money!) but the modern BBC Children in Need appeal, how we now recognise it, begun in 1980. Since this date well over a staggering £1 billion has officially been raised for the charity. Schools play a huge part in helping to raise money and supporting the event and this year will be no different.
We shall be holding a "Wear something spotty and/or yellow day" with a suggested donation of £1 per child. Donations can be made in the link below. During the course of the day, we will also be participating in a whole school work out with Joe Wicks and Mindfulness Moments with Dr Ranj... Keep a look out for the photos.
At Hatchlands Primary School, we view Children in Need as a great platform to teach our students how to be charitable and kind, and about the importance of helping others. Learning the significance of these values will help to develop lasting habits that will be practised in adult life.