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Downham students unlock the mystery to raise cash for Children in Need




Students at Nelson Academy in Downham put on their investigative hats for a day of Pudsey-inspired escape room fun for Children in Need on Friday.

Raising a total of £358.78 for Children in Need, the children solved a series of challenges using their maths, English and art skills.

Class teacher Jill Sekatawa said: "The children were so lovely and enthusiastic. We've heard from parents that they've never been so excited to talk about school! We're already planning a Christmas caper-style one."

Children in Need Day events at Nelson Academy Downham Market..Pupils dressed for Children in Need from Leprechaun Reception Class. (43143135)
Children in Need Day events at Nelson Academy Downham Market..Pupils dressed for Children in Need from Leprechaun Reception Class. (43143135)

Higher level teaching assistant Katrina Boyse created the puzzles which included drawing an e-fit of the culprit charged with stealing the cookies.

Jill added: "Every year we try to come up with a new scheme and it gets harder and harder. This year, with England in lockdown, I thought why not use the theme of unlocking and organise escape room-style puzzles.

"We just wanted something for the kids to get enjoyment out of and to help with mental health. The kids love puzzles so it was perfect!"

Children in Need Day events at Nelson Academy Downham Market..Pupils and Stafffrom Kelpies Year 5 Class ready for Children in Need events during the day. (43143132)
Children in Need Day events at Nelson Academy Downham Market..Pupils and Stafffrom Kelpies Year 5 Class ready for Children in Need events during the day. (43143132)
Children in Need Day events at Nelson Academy Downham Market..Pupils dressed for Children in Need from Leprechaun Reception Class. (43143141)
Children in Need Day events at Nelson Academy Downham Market..Pupils dressed for Children in Need from Leprechaun Reception Class. (43143141)
Children in Need Day events at Nelson Academy Downham Market..Pupils dressed for Children in Need from Leprechaun Reception Class. (43143145)
Children in Need Day events at Nelson Academy Downham Market..Pupils dressed for Children in Need from Leprechaun Reception Class. (43143145)
Children in Need Day events at Nelson Academy Downham Market..One of the Pupils dressed for Children in Need from Leprechaun Reception Class. (43143138)
Children in Need Day events at Nelson Academy Downham Market..One of the Pupils dressed for Children in Need from Leprechaun Reception Class. (43143138)


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