Schools showed their spots to raise lots of money for Pudsey

Children and staff at Cragg Vale School dressed as their Heroes for Children in Need.
Children and staff at Cragg Vale School dressed as their Heroes for Children in Need.

Pupils and teachers throughout the upper Calder Valley showed their spots to raise lots of money for Children In Need.

Non-uniform days, bake sales and penalty shootouts were on the timetable at many schools as youngsters and staff helped to raise thousands of pounds for the annual charity appeal.

Heptonstall School Big Pudsey Breakfast for Children in Need.'Back, from the left, Rebecca Machin with Ira Machin, eight months, Elsie Machin, three, Jennie Clark and Lucas Gourley, two.'Front, Iris Gourley, four, Evelyn Pogson, four, and Emma Pogson.

Heptonstall School Big Pudsey Breakfast for Children in Need.'Back, from the left, Rebecca Machin with Ira Machin, eight months, Elsie Machin, three, Jennie Clark and Lucas Gourley, two.'Front, Iris Gourley, four, Evelyn Pogson, four, and Emma Pogson.

At Castle Hill Primary School, Todmorden, the student council organised a full day of activities which raised a whopping £737.

The day got off to a memorable start at Heptonstall School as parents joined pupils for a Big Pudsey Breakfast. Together with a non-uniform day, the event raised £586.36.

There were plenty of pyjamas and onesies at Todmorden High School as students and staff had a more relaxed dress code, raising £500.

Students in years seven to 11 at Calder High School, Mytholmroyd, had plenty to shout about as their sponsored silence raised more than £800.

Teacher at Burnley Road Academy entertain pupils with a Olly Murs routine.

Teacher at Burnley Road Academy entertain pupils with a Olly Murs routine.

A giant Pudsey raffle, badge-making, face painting and a non-uniform day at Shade School, Todmorden, raised a total of £400.

Youngsters at Hebden Royd Primary School had the bright idea of holding a neon day, which raised £180.

More than £250 was raised by children and staff at Ferney Lee School, Todmorden, during a full week of activities which included a bear hunt, toy tombola and a non-uniform day.

Teachers at Burnley Road Academy, Mytholmroyd, strutted their stuff on the dancefloor, performing an Olly Murs routine at the finale of a non-uniform day which raised £197.09.

Sales of Pudsey biscuits and badges, a pyjama-themed dressing up day, a penalty shootout and other activities at St Joseph’s Primary School, Todmorden, raised £175.

The school council at Central Street Infant and Nursery School, Hebden Bridge, organised a dressing up day, bake sale and face painting, raising £158.

Staff went “bear-faced” - without make-up - and children went spotty for the day to help raise £128 at Scout Road Academy, Mytholmroyd.

Youngsters at Wood Bank School, Luddenden Foot, came to lessons dressed as their heroes, raising £127.20.

A bake-off and “dress as your heroes” day at Cragg Vale Junior and Infant School raised a total of £100.

More than £100 was raised by children at Todmorden CE Junior, Infant and Nursery School as they dressed as what they would like to be when they grow up.

Superheroes – and pyjamas – were spotted at Luddenden CE School’s non-uniform day.

A bun sale at Walsden St Peter’s School raised £110.

Children at Stubbings Infant School dressed in spots and as superheroes.

Midgley School held a bake-off and children wore their onesies for the day.

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