What a Week Wreake Valley Academy Had for Children in Need!

As Wreake Valley Academy are in the top 150 schools in the country for our Children in Need fundraising, our Charity Council started planning for our event back in September and began by decorating the whole school in spots to promote the ‘Spotacular’ theme. Determined to make it bigger and better than ever before, we roped in the whole school and even got the local community involved. We had a visit from Pudsey Bear himself, arranged by the BBC, on Wednesday 16th November and we had great fun taking him around our local Primary schools, meeting pupils, staff and parents and even taking part in an assembly. The reception he got from them all was so welcoming that he came back again over the next two days and joined in with all of our other activities within school.
We had cake sales, a tuck shop, a Pudsey Nail Bar and netball & football tournaments throughout the week. On the Thursday, Pudsey posed in our very own Pudsey Photo Booth, which was a huge success. We also had splat the teacher which our Principal, Mr Pinnock, and other staff, were brave enough to take a turn in as well as our local Police Constables’ who were kind enough to come along and join in the fun.
pudsey-with-staff-students-before-the-matchOne of the highlights of it all was our raffle, for which we had over 50 prizes which included; a signed LCFC shirt, a signed Leicester Tigers match shirt, a signed basketball, tickets to the Basketball League Final match at the Barclaycard Arena, a voucher for a family of four to enjoy a session at the Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre and some tasty treats from Greggs, to name but a few.
On the Friday, as well as all of the other activities, we had the staff v students football match, where staff were lucky enough to borrow the red LCFC football kit to play in, in an attempt to unnerve the opposition. Unfortunately, their attempt was in vein and the students won the match six goals to three.
BBC Radio Leicester’s Ady Dayman came down to interview Mr Whitbread, our PE teacher and Charity Council Leader during the game about all that we had been up to and Pudsey came out onto the pitch to pose for a team photo. Ady described the atmosphere of the school as ‘carnival’ and it really was.ady-dayman-bbc-radio-l-with-barni-and-pudsey-2
Friday night saw the Charity Council invited to Leicester’s Curve Theatre to announce the amazing £2704.74 we raised live on the BBC1 Children in Need appeal show which was a brilliant end to a hectic but fantastic week.
Our students were excellent ambassadors for the school throughout the week and we are very proud of them all. We can’t thank everyone enough for their support, so whether you made cakes for our cake sale, donated or bought a ticket to our raffle, splatted a teacher, or wore spots,whatever the contribution you made, you made the difference! Thank you also goes out to parents who are always so generous and supportive of our fundraising. Thank you and well done to all involved! #teamwreake