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​Normanton Common Academy

10th November 2015 Happening in Northern England

Inspired to become Champions of Change

Pupils from Normanton Common Academy, Wakefield, have been inspired to join forces to become ‘Champions of Change’ and fundraise to help disadvantaged children and young people. The exciting new Champions of Change education initiative by BBC Children in Need and Lloyds Bank, puts children in charge of fundraising for the much-loved charity, while learning and developing new skills to enhance their own futures, having been built around the national curriculum.

The Champions of Change from Normanton Common Academy took part in a charity football tournament to help raise funds for the charity. Supported by pupils wearing Heroes themed fancy dress, the teachers from the school also participated in a ‘dizzy’ penalty shoot-out. Pudsey himself popped by to cheer everyone on and also visited classrooms to see how pupils were using the Champions of Change resource materials.

Mr Bishop, Head Teacher at Normanton Common Academy said “We’ve really enjoyed getting behind BBC Children in Need this year and putting our Champions of Change resources to good use. Our pupils were so excited about the opportunity to ‘own’ the fundraising activities and decided to use sport as a key means of fundraising.”

“We have been using the education resources and built them into our lesson plans and are looking forward to seeing the impact they will have on our pupil’s personal development and understanding of BBC Children in Need and the positive impact that every pound they raise will have on those less fortunate than themselves. Lloyds Bank’s support of Champions of Change has helped us to raise even more money this year and we’re thrilled that Pudsey was able to join us today.”


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