Pudsey pops in to show pupils the bear necessities

BBC Children in Need's Pudsey bear visited Reston Primary School last week as part of its Big Spotacular Campaign.

Sunday, 6th November 2016, 7:08 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 3:30 pm
Jumping for joy with Pudsey, these Reston Primary School children were pleased to see the Children in Need bear.

It was one of only five schools in Scotland to win a visit from the Pudsey roadshow after it signed up to take part in the campaign.

BBC Children in Need, in partnership with the Bank of Scotland for the fund-raising campaign, is encouraging schoolchildren and teachers across the UK to go spotty for BBC Children in Need.

Children and teachers have been dressing in spots, selling spotty cakes and goods and taking part in spotty-themed challenges to raise money.

The school was provided with a celebration kit including Pudsey ears, bunting, balloons, stickers and much more to help welcome the Children in Need mascot and turn its premises spotty.

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Pudsey entertained the children with games, quizzes and music, encouraging them to come up with the most imaginative ways that they can raise money.

The children even got the rare opportunity to pose for photographs with the Children in Need mascot.

Eilidh Aitchison, school administrator, said: “When we ordered our fund-raising kit, we never expected to win a visit from Pudsey.”