Children in Need fund-raiser sees pupils join in the '˜Big Spotacular'

Primary schools across the Melton Borough have been busy fund-raising once again for this year's Children in Need.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 24th November 2016, 10:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 29th November 2016, 10:41 am
Children at Queniborough Primary School held their own Spotacular day PHOTO: Supplied
Children at Queniborough Primary School held their own Spotacular day PHOTO: Supplied

Various schools helped to raise money for the annual event by taking part in the ‘Big Spotacular.’

The spotacular programme invited schools across the country to do something ‘spotty’ in exchange for a donation to BBC Children in Need.

Whether it be a sponsored spotty challenge, selling cakes or wearing their spots to school in a non-uniform day, pupils across the borough participated.

Children at Redmile wore spots to school and brought along a special spotty soft toy. They raised £140 PHOTO: Supplied

Nationally Children in Need 2016 has raised a record £46.6 million.

The local events featured in this story are ones which the Melton Times was made aware of at the time of going to press.

There will be another round up of fundraisers in next week’s edition if your school is not featured. Share your efforts for charity by emailing [email protected]

Gaddesby Primary School year six charity officers organised a school non-uniform day and dance-a-thon. A total of £536.35 was raised PHOTO: Supplied
Pupils at St Peter's Primary School in Wymondham wore spots and took part in a obstacle course. As well as supporting Children in Need the children also brought in shoeboxes for the Operation Christmas Child campaign which sends the boxes filled with gifts around the world PHOTO: Supplied
St Francis Catholic Primary School held an 'own clothes' day and raised £235. 41 for BBC Children in Need PHOTO: Supplied
Students at MV16 held a six-a-side football tournament, talent contest, sold cakes and wore fancy dress. One of the college's PE teachers, Mr Sorby, also ran a gruelling 22.5miles to work. In total £883.91 was raised PHOTO: Supplied
Old Dalby Primary Scool pupils raised £256.78 by wearing pyjamas to school, making penny trails and penny Pudseys, and by selling cakes and books at lunch time PHOTO: Supplied
The children and staff of St Marys Primary School raised an incredible £450 for Children in Need by selling delicious home-baked cakes and holding a non-school uniform day. Everyone contributed £1 to wear spotty themed dress PHOTO: Supplied
Great Dalby Primary School children wore something spotty, sold cakes and ran a guess the number of spots in the jar competition. They raised approximately £260 PHOTO: Supplied
Frisby Primary School had lots of fun last Friday. In return for a donation all children wore non-uniform and made a two metre long, coin filled Pudsey on the playground. Class four children also decorated and sold biscuits in the shape of planets. A total of £190 was raised for Children in Need PHOTO: Supplied
Brownlow Primary School put on a special Children in Need Peter Pan pantomime. Pupils also wore non-uniform and raised £600 for Pudsey PHOTO: Supplied
Staff and children at Waltham-on- the-Wolds Primary School dressed up in colourful spots to show their support for the charity. Not only was the school exploding with polka dots, but all the children brought in their special teddies. Throughout the week, children and parents also voted for a teacher to be dunked. Mrs Morris and Mr Wills both made an extra donation for the privilege. The total raised by the school was £300 PHOTO: Supplied
Buckminster Primary School council organised a cake sale and reception children put coppers on Pudsey PHOTO: Supplied
November was Children in Need month at John Ferneley College. Students simulated walking Mount Everest on the treadmill whilst staff spent every lunchtime on the exercise bike and rowing machine. Pupils also held a cake sale, non-uniform day and had a LIPSYNC battle in the college auditorium. On November 18, the college held a staff versus students basketball match PHOTO: Tim Williams
Children at Harby Primary School hosted a dress up in spots day and held a guess how many sweets are in the jar competition. The school raised £150.58 PHOTO: Supplied
Children at Scalford Primary School sold cakes and dressed 'all spotty' for Children in Need. A total of £189.61 was raised PHOTO: Supplied
Asfordby Amateurs Ladies football team would like to thank everyone who donated towards their annual pub collection in aid of Children in Need. A total of £379.27 was raised PHOTO: Supplied sFk72bG79CacGc5CZX-f
Children at Redmile wore spots to school and brought along a special spotty soft toy. They raised £140 PHOTO: Supplied
Gaddesby Primary School year six charity officers organised a school non-uniform day and dance-a-thon. A total of £536.35 was raised PHOTO: Supplied
Pupils at St Peter's Primary School in Wymondham wore spots and took part in a obstacle course. As well as supporting Children in Need the children also brought in shoeboxes for the Operation Christmas Child campaign which sends the boxes filled with gifts around the world PHOTO: Supplied
St Francis Catholic Primary School held an 'own clothes' day and raised £235. 41 for BBC Children in Need PHOTO: Supplied
Students at MV16 held a six-a-side football tournament, talent contest, sold cakes and wore fancy dress. One of the college's PE teachers, Mr Sorby, also ran a gruelling 22.5miles to work. In total £883.91 was raised PHOTO: Supplied
Old Dalby Primary Scool pupils raised £256.78 by wearing pyjamas to school, making penny trails and penny Pudseys, and by selling cakes and books at lunch time PHOTO: Supplied
The children and staff of St Marys Primary School raised an incredible £450 for Children in Need by selling delicious home-baked cakes and holding a non-school uniform day. Everyone contributed £1 to wear spotty themed dress PHOTO: Supplied
Great Dalby Primary School children wore something spotty, sold cakes and ran a guess the number of spots in the jar competition. They raised approximately £260 PHOTO: Supplied
Frisby Primary School had lots of fun last Friday. In return for a donation all children wore non-uniform and made a two metre long, coin filled Pudsey on the playground. Class four children also decorated and sold biscuits in the shape of planets. A total of £190 was raised for Children in Need PHOTO: Supplied
Brownlow Primary School put on a special Children in Need Peter Pan pantomime. Pupils also wore non-uniform and raised £600 for Pudsey PHOTO: Supplied
Staff and children at Waltham-on- the-Wolds Primary School dressed up in colourful spots to show their support for the charity. Not only was the school exploding with polka dots, but all the children brought in their special teddies. Throughout the week, children and parents also voted for a teacher to be dunked. Mrs Morris and Mr Wills both made an extra donation for the privilege. The total raised by the school was £300 PHOTO: Supplied
Buckminster Primary School council organised a cake sale and reception children put coppers on Pudsey PHOTO: Supplied
November was Children in Need month at John Ferneley College. Students simulated walking Mount Everest on the treadmill whilst staff spent every lunchtime on the exercise bike and rowing machine. Pupils also held a cake sale, non-uniform day and had a LIPSYNC battle in the college auditorium. On November 18, the college held a staff versus students basketball match PHOTO: Tim Williams
Children at Harby Primary School hosted a dress up in spots day and held a guess how many sweets are in the jar competition. The school raised £150.58 PHOTO: Supplied
Children at Scalford Primary School sold cakes and dressed 'all spotty' for Children in Need. A total of £189.61 was raised PHOTO: Supplied
Asfordby Amateurs Ladies football team would like to thank everyone who donated towards their annual pub collection in aid of Children in Need. A total of £379.27 was raised PHOTO: Supplied sFk72bG79CacGc5CZX-f