Superhero effort from Sheffield youngsters boosts Children in Need bonanza

Staff and pupils at Southey Green Primary School celebrate Children In Need by dressing as Superheroes

Staff and pupils at Southey Green Primary School celebrate Children In Need by dressing as Superheroes

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Youngsters across Sheffield and South Yorkshire made a heroic effort for Children in Need yesterday, helping to raise millions of pounds across the region.

The annual fundraising extravaganza, hosted on BBC One until the early hours of this morning, this year adopted a superhero theme.

Schools all over the city enlisted the help of Batman, Superman and pals as money-raising events were put on.

One school which got into the spirit was Southey Green Primary School, based on Crowder Avenue.

Pupils across the school donned fancy dress outfits and enjoyed sports and activities to do their bit and raise hundreds of pounds towards the national total.

Barry Stevens, headteacher at Southey Green Primary School, said: “We have all dressed up as superheroes, the staff and the pupils all got in the spirit.

“Although it was a very fun day, we also made sure that we involved it in their learning as well.

“Everyone was a different superhero in costume and we raised £615 across the day.

“We got the children in some of the classes to write a piece from the perspective of their chosen character.

“The children had a lot of fun, but also got to raise money for a very worthwhile cause and we’re really proud to have been involved.

“The theme of superheroes this year is one of the best Children in Need has ever done, because it allows the children to be really creative.

“I really do think that Children In Need is more important than ever before.”

Doncaster’s Louis Tomlison, of One Direction, got involved in the televised event with his fellow band members by introducing an appeal.

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