ARK Kings Students and Staff Raise £370 for Children in Need

Mr Bull, Mr Bagley and Miss Buckley in fancy dress for Children in Need 2014

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.”