‘Spot-tastic’ fun at Newington primary for Children in Need appeal

Youngsters had spots before their eyes as Newington Community Primary School in Ramsgate celebrated this year’s Children in Need appeal.

The charity’s ‘spot-tastic’ theme for the 2022 nationwide fundraiser was a real favourite with girls and boys of all ages.

There was a colourful array of Pudsey bear outfits worn by children and staff as part of the non-uniform event, while others wore their ‘home’ clothes. There were plenty of Children in Need onesies, bear ears, headbands and bows, and even bright yellow Pudsey socks.

Children also had their faces painted in rainbow spots, while the kitchen team also dressed to impress.

All year groups enjoyed a range of activities, and Reception group children made the most of their first Newington Children in Need event with an afternoon of Pudsey-themed fun including crafts and face-painting.

All week in the run up to the charity day, special assemblies across the year groups were focused for pupils to gain an understanding of where their money goes and how it benefits those who need support.

Head Teacher Hannah Tudor praised Newington’s community spirit. She said: “Children in Need is a special event in our school calendar when we celebrate the brilliant work this charity does in making life a little brighter for those young people who need help.

“These are tough times in so many ways for our parents and their children and, in common with so many people, they are doing their best. It was overwhelming and humbling that despite the hardships people are facing every day they still donated to our school non-uniform day and we raised over £250 for charity.

“I am very proud of them all and of our staff who worked hard to ensure children had a day of exciting learning while also finding out more about the excellent work of the charity.”