Nov 16 2012 by Ian Russell, Kilmarnock Standard
Pudsey’s generous pals at Loudoun Academy did a 5k ‘kanter’ in the grounds of nearby Loudoun Castle estate on Monday morning in their latest fundraising push for Children In Need.
The magnificent setting of the old castle and former theme park brought out the best in the youngsters, despite the drizzle and grey skies.
Their kanter for cash took the pupils – and teachers – past the estate’s famed walled garden and the ruins of the historic castle itself and was thoroughly enjoyed by all involved.
But the academy’s ambitious Children In Need initiatives this year don’t stop there.
There’s lots more going on as the Loudoun pupils and staff continue their amazing record-breaking efforts for the charity.
The school , aided by the local community, has raised more than £100,000 for Children in Need, since 1997.
This year there’s even a ‘slave auction’, where sixth year ‘slaves’ will be sold to the highest bidders (entry 50p)!
On a following ‘slave day’, the S6 pupils will accompany their masters and mistresses throughout the day, performing tasks such as opening doors, carrying books and serving lunch trays.
Other highlights include Pudsey’s Chaplain’s Challenge (by the table tennis touting reverend); Beat the Goalie; Pudsey’s Pedal; staff karaoke; game show – I’m a Teacher – Get Me Out of Here!; Stars in Their Eyes; zumba; sponsored swim… and much more.
Councillor Stephanie Primrose said this week: “Loudoun Academy has a proud record of donating to Children in Need. Not only that, but these events and activities provide much fun and entertainment for families and the local community.”
For further info about events contact the school office on 01563 820061.