Youngsters takeover school as Pudsey calls in with BBC

Takeover day pupils from Little Common school with BBC Children in Need mascot Pudsey Bear SUS-161123-162106001
Takeover day pupils from Little Common school with BBC Children in Need mascot Pudsey Bear SUS-161123-162106001

Youngsters at Little Common school had plenty to get excited about last Thursday (November 17), not only did they get to ‘Takeover’ the school for the day but Pudsey Bear, accompanied by a BBC camera crew, dropped by.

The BBC chose to visit the school to film a special assembly on Children in Need because it coincided with the school’s annual Takeover Day. Takeover day Head Teacher Gemma says it was a special day for the school’s Year 6’ pupils.

“It was a day when some of them were fortunate enough to carry out the jobs of adults around the school,” she said.

“This year it coincided with Children in Need. The BBC heard about it and wanted to come and film the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher take an assembly on the subject.”

Gemma says during the assembly, there was a power point presentation which was all about Children in Need. “It showed how the school raised money this year. They collected it in spotty wellington boots and then poured the donations into a spotty retro suitcase that was overflowing with all the money for charity!

“The children were so excited when they heard that Pudsey was going to be there to collect all the money that they had put in their wellington boots. Takeover day was a very exciting event because the BBC were there filming.”

The school’s collection for Children in Need raised a whopping £802.69 and Takeover Day Deputy Headteacher Jack says the day was full of excitement and unexpected happenings. “It was a great experience for all the Year 6 pupils that participated in this event,” he said.

Headteacher Linda Appleby says Takeover Day Headteacher Gemma, and her Deputy, Jack, presented an inspiring assembly, adding: “Pudsey’s arrival means that our children will never forget this year’s Children in Need event.”

Visit: www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk