Milngavie Pupils’ five minutes of fame for Children In Need

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Kind-hearted pupils from Milngavie Primary School earned a shout out on the BBC’s live show for their Children In Need appeal.

They were also thrilled to get a surprise visit from the charity’s mascot Pudsey who greeted them in the playground with hugs and high-fives as they arrived on November 11.

Pudsey also surprised the pupils by visiting their classrooms to say hello and give out stickers - he even managed a quick photo shoot with all pupils from nursery to primary 7.

The pupils had recently set up a charities committee and the Children in Need appeal was their first challenge.

The whole school got involved in Pudsey Day by donating £1 to dress in yellow for the day. Bright yellow clothing, Pudsey onesies, ears and capes replaced the usual school uniform.

There were also activities going on in the school such as colouring in and a bake sale. The grand total raised from the day was £341.

The charities committee has also recently raised money for Syrian refugees through the schools idea of “Chores for Change”, where children were paid for chores done at home. They plan to continue raising money for various charities in the future.