Oasis Academies across the country go dotty for Children in Need 2020
Friday 13th November saw the annual return of BBC’s charity appeal show for Children in Need, as celebrities joined forces to put on an entertaining and moving evening on television to raise money.
While this year’s extravaganza had a different feel because of COVID-19, millions of people have done all they can to help some of the most disadvantaged children across the UK.
Closer to home, a number of Oasis academies got involved and saw students and staff join in the annual fundraising efforts taking part in dressing up, odd socks day, and whole ‘bubble’ group exercise classes.
All the money raised goes directly towards charities and organisations which help support disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.
Children in Need has been running for nearly three decades and the charity has raised more than £1bn for the charity since its first ever appeal show in 1980.
At Oasis Academy Watermead in Sheffield pupils and staff across all year groups dressed in spots, dressed as Pudsey for the day or turned up in fancy dress and have raised a tremendous £319.66.
In the heart of Grimsby, Oasis Academy Nunsthorpe raised £169.84 and their fancy dress theme was spotty face and messy hair. A Year 5 pupil said; “Children In Need is important, it reminds us of the children who don’t much” with another saying; “Children In Need raises money for those who need it.”
At Oasis Academy Aspinal in Oldham pupils and staff did a dress down day, with some children having turned up in Pudsey T-shirts. They raised over a £100 on Friday.
In Birmingham, Oasis Academy Woodview had a day of wearing spots and carrying our an array of different Children in Need themed activities. Parents also donated to this years children in need, in total they raised an incredible £410.00.
One parent who sent cakes in for all the teachers and said; “Thanks to all the staff who never gave up in the hardest of times, here is a treat to congratulate your work.”
Kiyaah-Sky in year 3 said “It was really, really fun. I liked dressing up for Children in Need and raising money to help people.”
At Oasis Academy Foundry, children dressed up and also did a ‘soak the teacher’ raising an incredible £302.64.
Oasis Academy Hobmoor saw pupils and staff dressed in pyjamas and dressing gowns and have raised an incredible £400.
Yasna in Year 6 said; “It was a great idea to wear our pyjamas to school today. Children In Need is a really special charity. I hope that the money we have raised today at Hobmoor will help children less fortunate than ourselves.”
Last year, Children in Need raised a staggering £47,886,382 million for charity during their Friday evening TV broadcast.
Did you know, the show’s 2018 fundraising figure (£50.6m) has broken records to become the most the charity had ever managed in one evening.