Today, children and school staff around the country are taking part in a range of fun activities to raise money for Children in Need. The charity works to ensure that every child in the UK has a safe, happy, and secure childhood. They use the donations to fund their work and provide grants to organisations for projects that help disadvantaged children and young people all over the country.
Since hitting the airwaves of the BBC in 1980, Children in Need has helped raise over £950 million to help disadvantaged young people in the UK. Schools play a huge part in helping to raise money and supporting the event.
At Larkhill Primary School, we view Children in Need as a great platform to teach our pupils how to be charitable and kind, and about the importance of helping others. Learning the significance of these values will help to develop lasting habits that will be practised in adult life.
This year, a number of our pupils will be part of the Children in Need choir! Joining up with children from four other Wiltshire schools, our pupils will be featured tonight on the BBC Points West evening news, and on the national BBC One Children in Need broadcast at around 8:15 p.m. Don't forget to tune in!