Classroom of cakes for Children in Need

Students at Pool Academy attempted to fill a classroom full of delicious looking cakes to help raise cash for Children in Need.

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Members of a Year 7 tutor group worked together to think up some fundraising ideas for the well-known BBC charity. They decided to hold a bake sale on Friday as well as run a ‘guess the name of the teddy bear’ and ‘how many sweets in the jar?’ competitions.

During break time and lunch time tables full of colourful cakes, mince pies and doughnuts were plated up for other students to buy a sweet treat for 50p a go.

Chris Jadav, a teacher at Pool Academy, said: "All the members of my Year 7 tutor group got together to plan a fundraising event and we decided on a bake sale. Everyone got involved. Some brought in cakes and others helped to sell and eat them too.

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"Some others went round with a teddy bear and a collection jar.

"This is the first time we have held a fundraising event as a class and I think it went really well.

"We are still counting up how much we have raised and are excited to have been able to help support BBC Children in Need."

Nicki Carter, head of Year  7 at Pool Academy, said: “I am exceptionally proud of the Year 7 students who have contributed to the bake sale for Children in Need.  It has been fantastic to see the new Year 7 students settle into Pool Academy and I am impressed that they are already making a really positive impact in our community and the wider one.”

A school non-uniform day, which was held on Friday ahead of the start of the official charity week, raised £544.80.