Smithdon raises £800 for Children in Need

Smithdon raises £800 for Children in Need
What a good sport. The teacher in the stocks is Assistant Headteacher Rachel Bazeley-Smith.

Staff and students at Smithdon High School did their bit for Children in Need on Friday with a range of fundraising ideas which led to a total topping £800 heading to the charity.

Pudsey Bear made an appearance in Hunstanton when Smithdon High School took part in Children in Need Day.

As part of the school’s fundraising activities this year, a photo booth enabled students to have their pictures taken within a giant frame featuring the charity’s famous teddy mascot while Assistant Headteacher Rachel Bazeley-Smith braved the wet sponge stocks.

Other money-making ventures at the school, a member of the West Norfolk Academies Trust, included a cake stall run by Smithdon’s Year 10 and 11 ASDAN students, a second-hand book stall and a bric-a-brac stall run by school council members from Years 10 and 11.

Activities took place during break time and lunchtime in the school hall, and were open to all staff and students. All year groups also donated to Children in Need by paying to take part in a non-uniform day, with some choosing to wear fancy dress.

WEB Head & Deputy

Headteacher Amanda Gibbins with Deputy Head Sarah Robinson.

Sarah Robinson, Deputy Headteacher at Smithdon and organiser of the event, said: “Pre-Covid, we have always had a non-uniform day and various other activities in the past – this is the first time we have properly celebrated and supported for a while though.

“Nothing cost more than 50p, as we know money is tight, but we were working on the premise that if everyone gives a little, we can gain a lot.”

Headteacher Amanda Gibbins added: “I am so proud of how much our students got involved in the activities, and the huge donations they made, especially in these times of hardship for so many in our community.”

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