Article written by Ben McGee (Year 8).
On Friday 17th November 2017, The Prescot School held their annual Children in Need fundraising fayre. The students and teachers raised £1,000 to donate to this worthwhile charity. We held things such as stalls to sell sweets and merchandise. We also played minigames and gave out prizes, and we had a tombola and a raffle.
One student stated, “I love the Children in Need fundraiser, it makes me feel happy because I am giving to the less fortunate and each penny I spend goes to charity.”
To help raise money for the event, The Prescot School entered and won a competition where a selected group of students could be journalists for a day. On the day, BBC journalist Nina Warhurst came and taught us about journalism, and because of our success in this competition, the BBC sent us Children in Need merchandise to sell and raffle off to people. The students could purchase a spotty ribbon for £1 as part of the fundraiser. Students were allowed to leave their last lesson 30 minutes early to visit the fayre if they bought a ribbon from school and wore it on their blazer, or if they just wore something spotty!
Overall the students had a great day and will continue to keep raising money for Children in Need in the future.