Kids wear spots to raise lots!

Maisondieu School primary and nursery kids wore ‘spots to raise lots’ for Children In Need on Friday (writes the pupil press team).

To raise money, the primary seven Pupil Council members ran a Pudsey Bear tuck shop with cakes, pancakes and chocolate Pudseys.

Rhiann McCombie and Lauryn Gibson, two pupils selling the food, said: “We have had loads of customers and they have all walked away with smiles on their faces!”

The house captains sold raffle tickets for a raffle held later in the afternoon.

Maisondieu staff and pupils would like to thank some local shops and businesses who kindly donated prizes for the raffle - Gardeners, The Co-operative, Henry’s Newsagents, Sweets ‘n’ Treats, Semi Chem, The Hardware store, Ness Plant, Essence and Sanpado.

The pupils also had a best dressed soft toy competition where pupils dressed up their teddies and brought them to school.

The nursery took part in the day too, inviting their parents along to the Spotty Café with cakes, pancakes and crisps to eat. They sang teddy bear songs, coloured in Pudsey masks and played teddy bear games.

Mrs Galloway, the depute head, said: “The day has been fantastic. I can’t believe how creative the children’s bears are, everyone was looking very spotty!”

The grand total at the end of the day was £423.25.

Congratulations to the winners of the dress a bear competition. Nursery-P3 category: first - Steven Downie; runner-up - Alannah McLennan; P4-7 category: first - Ellie McMillan; runner-up - Iona McLeod.

The staff and children of Maisondieu would like to thank the house captains Ross Calderwood, Fiona Brown, Christopher Glen, Emma Drummond, Grant Souter, Olivia Leiper, Sarah Scorgie and Hannah McLelland for all their hard work in planning and organising the eventful day.