YOUNGSTERS and staff from St Peter’s C of E School in Droitwich raised £391 for Children in Need and had a visit from Pudsey.
The theme for this year’s event is ‘superheroes’ and youngsters on Friday came as a variety of characters, bringing in a donation for the privilege.
Natalie Hobbins, the year one teacher who co-ordinated the activities, said: “We had a real variety from conventional superheroes, such as Superman and Spiderman to police officers, soldiers and even their own parents.
“It’s great to have raised so much for such a good cause.”
As well as thanking the children for their donations, Pudsey also checked out the new school flag designed by the pupils to mark St Peter’s becoming an academy.
Nina Dasgupta, presenter and reporter for BBC Hereford and Worcester which accompanied Pudsey, said: “The reaction to Pudsey has been completely brilliant and heart-warming at the same time.
“It never ceases to amaze me how excited everyone gets – and it’s not just the children, it’s the adults too.
“What I love about Children in Need is the pupils just get it straight away – they realise there are youngsters less fortunate than themselves and want to do something to help and make their lives better.”
Pudsey has visited 70 schools in Herefordshire and Worcestershire over the last few weeks and the BBC H&W total is around £6,000.