SCHOOL pupils have raised over £1,000 to help improve the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the country.
Pupils from the St Mary’s School for Girls network in Colchester have fully embraced this year’s Children In Need campaign.
Copford Elementary School held a Uneven No Uniform Day and their annual Pudsey Bear raffle, giving girls the chance to win one of 46 handmade Pudseys.
The high school scholarship students, in Lexden Road, meanwhile, organized a non-uniform fundraising day.
They were encouraged to be bold and wear something that represents what they love.
The creative students also designed a Pudsey suit as part of a competition and took part in a Children In Need quiz.
Nicola Griffiths, Principal of St Mary’s, said: ‘St Mary’s pupils want to be involved in their communities and support charities.
“Children in Need is just one of many charity events that St Mary’s School is involved in.
“Several thousand pounds of donations are collected each year by St Mary’s families.
“The fundraising activities are led by the female students, by the girls who are members of the primary school charities committee and by a range of student leaders from the secondary school, including house officials , the Round Square Committee and the Miss Comrie Scholars.”
. students school Colchester raise from funds for children in need