Teesside High students set their sights on Children in Need target

Friday 17 November 2017 | By Samantha Hockney

Students at Teesside High School are aiming to raise £1000 for Children in Need today.
Nursery, Prep, Senior and Sixth Form departments are coming together to celebrate a fantastic day of fundraising and have planned a range of activities designed to encourage staff, fellow pupils and families to give generously.
Pupils will be wearing spotty non-uniform, baking and selling cakes, collecting ‘the round pound’ – old and expired £1 coins – hosting a tug of war contest, encouraging volunteers to brave a dreaded leg wax and putting staff in the stocks for a ‘sponge the teacher’ competition. The School has also arranged a surprise visit from Pudsey the bear!
Sixth Form student Jon Sutton-Haigh has even pledged to shave his head should students be willing to donate £200 towards his personal goal. He said: “The idea of shaving my head for Children in Need started as a joke by my classmate, but I agreed without really thinking!
“I wouldn’t do something on this scale if it wasn’t for such a worthy cause. Watching Children in Need is heart wrenching and this is a small sacrifice which will hopefully make a big difference.”
Kirsty Mackenzie, Deputy Head at Teesside High School, said: “Today’s fundraising activities will showcase the excellent charitable spirit of staff and pupils at Teesside High.
“As ever, our School community has gone above and beyond to support those less fortunate and enable a great charity like Children in Need to continue its outstanding work in both the UK and further afield.”