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Hunstanton’s Smithdon High School raises £400 for Children in Need through spotty outfits and Joe Wicks challenge





Staff and students at a high school have challenged themselves to raise money for a good cause.

Smithdon High School, in Hunstanton, undertook two challenges this year to fundraise for Children In Need by inviting youngsters to swap their school uniforms for spotty outfits and attempt Joe Wicks’ Pudsey ‘Bearpees’ Challenge.

The fitness coach and presenter called for schools to encourage their students to do 1,000 burpees throughout the awareness week – Smithdon completed this during their 40-minute lunch break.

£402.98 was raised for Children In Need Picture: Ian Burt
£402.98 was raised for Children In Need Picture: Ian Burt
Joe Wick's challenge invited schools to complete 1,000 burpees Picture: Ian Burt
Joe Wick's challenge invited schools to complete 1,000 burpees Picture: Ian Burt
Smithdon's sports leaders were responsible for counting the burpees Picture: Ian Burt
Smithdon's sports leaders were responsible for counting the burpees Picture: Ian Burt
Staff and Students took part in the challenge Picture: Ian Burt
Staff and Students took part in the challenge Picture: Ian Burt

Last year, the school managed to raise £800 for the cause through cake stalls, a photo booth and non-school uniforms. This year they took in £402.98 which will go to charity.

Deputy head teacher Sarah Robinson said: “Events like this are very important as Children In Need support local projects that support our cohort, they also give students an understanding of the challenges faced by other children around the country.”

The school takes part in activities for Children In Need every year and plans to continue doing so for the foreseeable future.



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