YOUNGSTERS came to school in their pyjamas and omesies for Children in Need.
And while the children at Mayville High in Southsea looked like they were ready for bed, staff decided to take part in a 24-hour cycling relay. Around 30 teachers and support staff took it in turns to ride two static bikes from 8am yesterday until 8am today.
Jenny Lewis is the deputy head of the junior school and she organised the fundraiser.
‘The staff have been really supportive,’ she said. ‘It was a little harder to fill the graveyard shifts but we managed to fill them and we are hoping to raise as much money as we can. For the children it’s really important to realise that there are a lot of children even in our local community who are much worse off than they are. It makes them think a little more about other people.’
Pupil Erin Nocetti, 10, is in Year 6. She said: ‘Children in Need is really important because some people don’t have as much as us.’