Schools and Preschools across Leighton Buzzard got in the fundraising spirit on Friday, November 14, to raise money for Children In Need.
Cheddington Combined School pupils hosted their Best Assembly Ever as part of a project run Children In Need.
The school was one of 48 across the country that won a Lloyds Bank Best Assembly Ever prize box, because of their creative fundraising ideas.
Lauren Reid, Cheddington school’s PHSE coordinator, said: “Children in need was a great success, we have raised over £2,000 through all the various activities we held throughout the school.
“We were lucky enough to win one of the best assembly ever boxes which included T-shirts, Pudsey foam hands, badges, pens, stickers and balloons.
“We used all of these as prizes for all the activities the children organised throughout the school.
“The activities included: quiz the staff, beat the goalie, great eco bake off, Dress down as a superhero, colouring competition, great lego build, talent show and a challenge to teach a lesson in silence.
“The Best Assembly Ever was incredibly fun for all and was a great way to showcase all the hard work the children had put into raising money.”
Stuart Beaver, partnership marketing and community engagement director, Lloyds Banking Group, said: “We have been inspired by the children and school’s fundraising activities and their proposals for celebrating the Best Assembly Ever.
“It has been fantastic to see so many children developing plans to help other children and through Lloyds Bank’s unique partnership with BBC Children in Need we’re immensely proud to play a part in helping this happen.”
The school also held an charity night on Thursday, November 6, where they auctioned off ten prizes to the highest bidders. they raised over £1,800 on the night.
Vandyke Preschool’s Children and Staff raised £30 by dressing up and getting made up for Children In Need.
Kerry Bright, Vandyke Preschool’s deputy manager, said: “Throughout the week the children have been making Pudsey Bear Masks.
“All children and staff donated to this worthwhile cause.”