Superhero effort for Pudsey in West Norfolk

Princess Players and Hunstanton raise more than �2,000

Princess Players and Hunstanton raise more than �2,000

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Superheroes firing silly string while under a heavy bean bag attack was just one of the ways West Norfolk has supported Children in Need.

The national total reached £32.6 million helped by the youngsters and adults at schools in the area.

A superhero effort was undertaken by David Martin and Richard Watson, who are teachers at Lynn’s Howard Junior School.

Both men were dressed up as Spiderman, one with silly string firing from his sleeves, climbed gym equipment and ran around the corridors while youngsters threw bean bags at them.

The school has raised more than £300 with youngsters paying to go to school in their pyjamas, a cake bake by Year 6 pupils and covering Pudsey in loose change.

Deputy headteacher Jason Harper said: “It was a lovely day with everyone bringing in as much money as they could.”

More than £2,342.23 was raised in Hunstanton thanks to a variety show put on by the Princess Players. The Princess Theatre donated its fee and the box office take to the charity along with money raised by the Lions pub crawl.

Rae Steward said: “I would like to thank all the people who donated. It has been a real community effort.”

Youngsters went along to King’s Lynn Academy wearing spots or stripes to raise money for the charity.

Sixth form students at Downham Academy raised around £400 with a host of activities including a fancy dress parade.

One of the highlights was a contest to eat pickled onions, cream crackers and marsh-
mallows.

Winners were: Jack Cater, Eleanor Navrady and Rachel Clark.

Harry Porter,a member of the student executive, said: “We are pleased with the amount raised. This is one of the biggest events in the sixth form calendar.”

Fairstead Primary School in Lynn raised more than £200 thanks to youngsters and staff paying to dress up as superheroes.

Each class later took part in a superhero parade and dance.

Headteacher Hazel Spinks, who wore a superhead cape designed by the reception class, said: “The children really got into the spirit of the event.”

Staff at Briar House Residential Care Home in Lynn also got into the spirit of things by holding a pyjama day.

The College of West Anglia had a variety of activities, including dressing up as superheroes, cake sales, a car wash, pop-up café and a 22-mile sponsored walk.

North Wootton Primary School raised more than £369 with a dress down day and fancy dress while South Wootton Infant School collected at least £183.50

Terrington St John Primary School and the pre-school raised more than £100 with a raffle and fancy dress.