Schools support Children In Need

Many schools in the area held a variety of different events on Friday to mark Children In Need.

Portlethen Academy held a number of fund-raising events throughout the day as well as a lunchtime special of “Ready, Steady, Cook” where the four Guidance teachers took on the house captains in a pizza making contest where the audience then had to decide who had made the best pizza.

They were shown how to make the pizza from scratch by a Manager of Pizza Hut before adding their selected toppings which were donated by Tesco.

Pupils flocked to the assembly theatre to cheer on their house team or their friends and held up cards to determine the winner. The Academy raised almost £1000 for Children In Need.

Portlethen Primary School had a bit of a pyjama party where all of the children came to school in their pyjamas for Children In Need.

Mrs Lindsay’s primary five class organised the events and had a book and games stall, a crazy hair competition, decorated cakes and a guess Pudsy’s birthday amongst other fund-raising games and a Pudsy tea party for the staff.

Twelve of the primary five pupils also took part in the Children In Need event at the Beach Ballroom which was aired on BBC that evening.

Eight Mackie Academy pupils also joined forces with hundreds of other pupils from across Aberdeenshire to perform live on BBC Children In Need.

The pupils were hand-picked by the BBC after a gruelling audition process at the school but managed to successfully learn the challenging harmonies.

Dunnottar Primary School had a number of Children In Need fund-raising events planned but unfortunately had to postpone them after the school had to close on Friday and Monday due to heating problems.