On Friday 18th November, the Royal School Dungannon once again went all out to show their appreciation and support for the well known charity Children in Need. The teachers and pupils of RSD are always very enthusiastic and supportive in their charitable work and are particularly so with the BBC’s Children in Need. This is a fantastic charity which aims to provide disadvantaged children with greater opportunities. Children in Need work with disabled children, both mentally and physically, children who have lost their parents or simply children who live in an unsafe or violent environment. BBC Children in Need has raised over £600 million to change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.
Every year RSD does their part to help this incredible charity and this year was no different. All pupils enjoyed coming to school in their own clothes, with a small donation of £1. At break and lunch time ‘Pudsey’ buns, which were kindly made by the school kitchen staff, were sold for 50p each in the foyer. The foyer was filled with students, eager for a both tasty bun and an opportunity to donate to Children in Need. A few students made a considerable effort to support Children in Need by painting their faces like the popular figure Pudsey Bear. Events like the Children in Need day could not take place without the RSD Charities Committee. The Charities Committee consists of a number of year 13 pupils who work alongside several RSD teachers to help fundraising through such donations.
This year, the hard working efforts of every pupil and teacher successfully raised a grand total of £878.88. This money will go directly to the Children in Need charity and will help young people who need it most.
Photography credit: Katie Birnie (Year 11), Adam Carlin and Tracy Sloane (both Year 10)