South Park School goes dotty for charity

South Park School Head teacher Mrs Slater with some of the P1-7 pupils who dressed up and helped raise funds for Children in Need.
South Park School Head teacher Mrs Slater with some of the P1-7 pupils who dressed up and helped raise funds for Children in Need.

A Fraserburgh school has taken part in fund-raising for Children in Need.

South Park School joined in to raise money for the annual charity telethon with a range of fun activities.

As part of their fund-raising efforts, pupils were able to buy posters to colour in and then submit into a competition. Once the entries were collected, four winners were expected to be chosen by the pupil council. The winners are to receive Pudsey advent calendars.

As well as designing posters, the pupils were invited to dress up for Children in Need day and make a donation of at least 10p. The theme was ‘spots and stripes’.

The fund-raising activities were organised by the school’s pupil council. And once all the donations had been counted, a grand total of £385.98 was raised for the charity.

To add to the excitement, six pupils from the school’s P5 class were given the opportunity to sing live on Children in Need. The children who took part travelled to the Beach Ballroom in Aberdeen for the performance which was watched by millions of viewers on BBC1.

Commenting, Head teacher Mrs Slater said: “The pupil council have worked really hard and enjoyed planning this event independently.”