School children and Brownies donned their fancy dress and baked cookies to raise money for Children in Need last Friday.
Pupils at Mornington Primary School in Nuthall and The Kimberley School either came to school in pyjamas, spots, or non-uniform and kids at Springbank Primary School in Eastwood and Larkfield Infants in Nuthall were treated to special Pudsey cakes and biscuits.
Gloria De Piero paid a visit to Springbank Primary School, which raised £135, to show her support.
She said: “Everyone involved at the school went out of their way to ensure that it was a fabulous day by raising as much money as possible and having lots of fun.
“The children were brilliant and although they might only be young they told me how important it was to look after other children who were less fortunate.”
Students at The Kimberley School raised more than £2,000. Sixth formers wore fancy dress costumes and activities throughout the day ranged from bush tucker trials to throwing pies at teachers in the stocks.
Pudsey bear himself visited the Kimberley Brownies at a party held at Kettlebrook Lodge.
The group sold cakes and biscuits and did a grand prize draw, all in all raking in more than £200 for the charity.
All the money raised on the day will help disadvantaged children and young people right here in Eastwood and Kimberley, and across the rest of the UK.
Nationally, Children In Need raised £26,757,446 – beating last year’s total by more than £400,000.