Bear-faced fun for St Nicholas primary pupils with Children in Need activities

Pudsey face created by youngsters at St Nicholas

Children have enjoyed bear-faced fun at St Nicholas at Wade Church of England Primary School with Children in Need activities.

Little ones from Reception group Buttercup class headed outdoors for their Forest Friday learning sessions which held a special surprise.

They embarked on a Pudsey picture hunt where they had to search for stickers of the iconic face of the charity’s bear mascot that led them to a challenge, matching pictures and numbers.

They also went on a nature trail around the grounds to collect items to create a giant Pudsey picture with a cute conker smile. The children had great fun and it is a perfect time of the year to find yellow leaves for Pudsey’s distinctive fur.

Around the school there were a range of Children in Need activities –  Year 4 started the day learning about the origins of the charity and its progression over the years and used number based colouring.

Each class gave generously to the cause by filling up their Pudsey containers with coins. The non-uniform day raised £285, an impressive figure for a small primary school.

Head Teacher Taralee Kennedy said: “It was a brilliant day and our children enjoyed being part of the nationwide Children in Need event.

“There were lots of fantastic costumes, headwear, bear ears, painted faces and spotty-themed outfits everywhere. As well as their creative learning and fun events, they also found out about the history of the charity and its central theme to help those children less fortunate than themselves.”