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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Pudsey highlights bear essentials of fundraiser or Barrow and Millom kids

AMAZED children were over the moon when Pudsey Bear turned up at their schools.

The popular mascot of the Children in Need fundraising appeal visited Cambridge Primary School, in Barrow, and then Millom Infant School, on Thursday.

Pudsey, who famously wears a spotty bandage over one eye, was touring schools with BBC Cumbria in the build up to Children in Need this Friday.

Pudsey surprised the pupils at Cambridge Primary in their assembly with BBC Radio Cumbria presenter, Belinda Artingstoll.

The children were keen to ask the yellow bear questions, such as ‘why does he wear a spotty bandage?’

The children were told this is so that when he visits poorly children in hospital he is just like them.

The school is planning to hold a Strictly Spotty Talent Competition for Children in Need.

Pudsey got a sneak preview of the acts, which include rock singing and dancing, which he joined in with.

Sharon Gadsden, a learning mentor, at Cambridge Primary, said: “We had a lovely visit from Pudsey Bear.

“The children cheered, they were thrilled to see him and ask him questions.”

The pupils at Millom Infant School brought their teddy bears into school to meet Pudsey and they made little spotty wristbands.

Pudsey cakes and banners were also made for the occasion, and the mascot signed a Children in Need tea towel which will be raffled on Friday.

On Friday the children will be wearing spotty clothing to go on a walk to Hodbarrow Nature Reserve to feed the ducks.

Pauline Webster, the headteacher of Millom Infant School, said: “It was brilliant, the children were so excited to meet Pudsey.”

BBC Radio Cumbria made some recordings with the children at both schools.

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