ARK Kings Students and Staff Raise £370 for Children in Need
Earlier this month, students and staff marked Children in Need Day with typical generosity and enthusiasm, raising £370 for disadvantaged children through a a fun-packed day of special activities.
The day was masterminded by Student Support Manager and charity fundraiser supremo Miss Buckley. Through careful planning and infectious enthusiasm, Miss Buckley brought together a team of student and staff volunteers who made the day tick. Activities included:
- A penalty shoot soot out competition with Pudsey (Student Support Manager Mr Bagley) in goal
- A basketball free throw competitions
- A Just Dance dance-off and Hulahooping competition
- Face painting and fancy dress
- A cake sale full of delicious home-made treats
Year 9 student Sheyenne showed more commitment than most when she took part in a sponsored silence for Children in Need. Sheyenne managed to get by without speaking for nearly three whole days, proving once and for all that actions speak louder than words.
A special thank you goes out to Mr Bagley, one of our Student Support Managers, and Mr Bull, our Head of Music, both of whom gamely donned a Pudsey onesie (not the same one, thankfully) for the occasion. Their example, together with Miss Buckley's enthusiasm and drive, helped make the day a great success.
Principal Roger Punton said:
“I am proud of our students and staff for their enthusiastic and generous support for BBC Children in Need. Whether dressing up as Pudsey, taking part in a dance off or baking cakes, our students and staff have made a real effort for Children in Need. Raising £370 shows how much they care about the safety and wellbeing of other children and wish to help those who experience disadvantage.”