Grantham College raises £2,305 for Children in Need with help of Pudsey

A Wizard of Oz theme for Children in Need.
A Wizard of Oz theme for Children in Need.
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Grantham College has raised £2,305 for Children in Need this year.

The week started off with senior management dressing up as superheroes, followed by Claire Temprell, director of people and performance and Drew Richardson-Walsh, assistant principal – services for students, being gunged on the trust field on Tuesday.

Drew Richardson-Walsh gets gunged for Children in Need at Grantham College..

Drew Richardson-Walsh gets gunged for Children in Need at Grantham College..

Also taking place on the field, engineering students challenged everyone to see how much water could be moved using the digger.

Throughout the week Pudsey biscuits were made and sold raising a total of £201.92. Students also put on bake sales.

There have been lots of cultural quizzes this week, along with the Chinese students in halls making traditional nibbles and guess the baby photo at reception.

Students from sport, travel and tourism and business put on activities in the sports hall while Thursday afternoon saw the start of R&R’s 24-hour beauty-thon.

The students stayed up all through the night giving treatments and BBC Radio Lincolnshire interviewed staff and students from R&R on Wednesday afternoon as they kicked off their challenge. Special guest Pudsey visited from 7am on Friday before going on air again at 7.15am. To date the salon has raised £700 by giving half of the treatment price paid to the charity and donations from clients. The students were also sponsored and the guestimate for sponsorship is over £300.

Friday saw a tombola run by HR with fantastic prizes raising over £140. Deputy principal Paul Deane had is legs waxed with staff and students paying to pull a wax strip off and Little Gems shop raffled off a beautiful fabric advent calendar raising £52.