Generous youngsters raise hundreds for Children in Need

Talented children at a Whitley Bay school have helped raise hundreds of pounds for charity.

Monday, 16th November 2020, 11:09 am
Some of the youngsters at Marine Park First School who helped raise money for Children in Need.
Some of the youngsters at Marine Park First School who helped raise money for Children in Need.

Over the last ten years, Year 4 junior apprentices at Marine Park First School have selected a non-uniform theme and put on a talent show to raise funds for Children in Need.

But this year, due to the pandemic, the apprentices created a tutorial video teaching the children a ‘Marine Park and Children in Need tongue twister’ with a series of moves.

Last Friday, 520 pupils – in the safety of their class bubbles – learned more about Children in Need, watched the videos and joined in, using their donations to vote for their favourite Junior Apprentice group.

And they managed to raise £919.15 for Children in Need.

Headteacher Stephen Easton said: “I would like to congratulate the Y4 Junior Apprentices for raising money by creating amazing, entertaining videos and thank children, parents and staff for their generosity supporting Children in Need.”