Our students and staff had a fantastic day of activities raising funds for Children in Need. Students from Thornhil Park School raised funds from a bake sale while staff and students at Aycliffe School dressed in onesies for the day.

Our schools actively supports other local, national and international charities on an annual basis. Pupils choose relevant charities to support; they plan and participate in a wide range of events and activities. These events raise pupil’s awareness of the needs of others.

Karen Ferguson, Head Teacher said; “The students are so positive about Children in Need. It is an event they look forward to and talk about for weeks. It’s important for our students to be involved in the appeal and raise awareness for such a worthy cause. I’d like to commend all our staff who work hard every day caring for our students, they are always enthusiastic to get involved in fundraising activities.”

Nationally, the Children in Need Appeal, now in its 34th year, had raised a record-breaking £32.6 million by the time the phone lines closed at 2am on Saturday and was watched by 10 million viewers. The total is likely to increase considerably once all the fundraising money has been collected.

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