Judo star helps pupils launch fund-raising bid

Picture by JANE BARLOW'1 October 2014''FREE USE PICTURE''Team Scotland Gold medallist Kimberley Renicks (pictured centre) and Pudsey Bear launch the BBC Children in Need 'Best. Assembly. Ever.' in partnership with Bank of Scotland today, Wednesday 1 October 2014,  and with pupils from Lenzie Moss Primary School, Lenzie, East Dumbartonshire, Scotland.''� Jane Barlow 2014 {all rights reserved}'janebarlowphotography@gmail.com'm: 07870 152324

Picture by JANE BARLOW'1 October 2014''FREE USE PICTURE''Team Scotland Gold medallist Kimberley Renicks (pictured centre) and Pudsey Bear launch the BBC Children in Need 'Best. Assembly. Ever.' in partnership with Bank of Scotland today, Wednesday 1 October 2014, and with pupils from Lenzie Moss Primary School, Lenzie, East Dumbartonshire, Scotland.''� Jane Barlow 2014 {all rights reserved}'janebarlowphotography@gmail.com'm: 07870 152324

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Pupils at Lenzie Moss Primary welcomed a VIP guest last week to help them celebrate the school’s amazing efforts for the annual BBC Children In Need appeal.

Commonwealth Games judo gold medal-winner, Kimberley Renicks visited the local school with Pudsey the bear as part of the ‘Best.Assembly.Ever’ initiative.

Being run jointly by Children In Need and the Bank of Scotland, it has been set up to encourage school children to take part in this year’s week-long BBC appeal which starts on Friday, November 14.

Lenzie Moss is one of the top Children in Need fundraising schools in the Glasgow area, said .

Lynn Flower, Lenzie Moss Primary School head teacher said: “We are thrilled to be selected to launch the Best.Assembly.Ever, in recognition of Lenzie Moss Primary School’s fundraising efforts for BBC Children in Need. It’s an honour to welcome Kimberley and the children were incredibly excited to hear about her experiences and to meet Pudsey.”

Pupil Suzy Yuill said: “I loved today’s assembly – it’s been the best ever. Street dance group 1Blud also had everyone up dancing – they were brilliant.

“I can’t wait to begin fundraising again this year.”

Kimberley said: “It’s been hugely inspiring to meet the pupils of Lenzie Moss Primary School today and to hear of their tremendous fundraising efforts for BBC Children in Need.

“I have really fond memories of my own school assemblies, so it was really good fun to go back to school todaySarah Monteith, Sarah Monteith, Director of Fundraising for BBC Children in Need, said: “The research has shown assemblies play an important part in many of our lives, so the ‘Best.Assembly.Ever.’ initiative should resonate with children and parents alike.”

Primary schools across the UK will have the opportunity to win one of eight ‘Best.Assembly.Ever’ in a competition which closes on 29 October. Visit bbc.co.uk/pudsey for details.