Children in Need: Letchworth and Weston schools dig deep for charity

Garden City Academy students had a pyjama day to raise money for Children in Need. Picture: Vikki Tu

Garden City Academy students had a pyjama day to raise money for Children in Need. Picture: Vikki Turner - Credit: Archant

Events took place across the country on Friday and the surrounding days, including a few in Letchworth and Weston, in aid of BBC Children in Need.

The Nursery and Reception class at Weston Primary School had their own bake off and sold cakes for C

The Nursery and Reception class at Weston Primary School had their own bake off and sold cakes for Children in Need. Picture: Samantha List - Credit: Archant

Weston Primary and Nursery schoolchildren took part in a bake off, raising more than £200 for the charity which supports 2,400 children’s projects across the UK.

The children got stuck in with making gingerbread men and decorating biscuits and cup cakes every day last week, while the rest of the school came to school dressed in spots of Pudsey and had a cake sale.

At the Garden City Academy in Letchworth, children raised money with a pyjama day and cake sale and games including target golf, guess the name of the bear and ball toss.

The school raised £570 for Children in Need.

The BBC charity has raised £1bn since it began the annual fundraiser in 1980 which aims to help children facing a range of obstacles including poverty and abuse.