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Pudsey’s surprise visit to Emerson Valley School

Emerson Valley School Choir was one of six school choirs from Milton Keynes who performed at MK Stadium on Friday for the televised Children in Need Appeal. On Monday lunchtime, during rehearsals, the children had a surprise visit from the BBC film team and Pudsey himself!  One excited choir member said “I will never forget the moment when I turned around and saw him standing at the back of the choir; he picked up a tambourine and joined in!”

The choirs had a fantastic experience on a chilly afternoon and evening at the Stadium.  They sang ‘Lean on Me’ on live TV, while the camera teams moved around the country including Glasgow, Liverpool, Cardiff, Belfast , Sheffield, Bridlington and Milton Keynes. The children performed and behaved beautifully. Thank you, children In Need Team, for helping make memories for children at Emerson Valley School.


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We were overwhelmed by the number of wonderful entries to our ‘Pudsey Cake Bake’. We had over 70 entries, each one showed a huge level of commitment with, in many cases, parents and children working together. The school council were given the responsibility of judging the competition. It was interesting hearing their comments as they were judging. They found it was challenging, but finally came up with a winner and runner up winners from each year group.


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On Friday the 18th November 2016, the pupils and staff of EVS will be supporting this incredible charity through a non-uniform day. Pupils will be asked to make a £1.00 contribution to the cause and can come to school dressed in clothes with a ‘spotty’ theme.

Pupils will also have the opportunity to enter a ‘Bake for Pudsey’ cake competition, which is free to enter. All cakes, cupcakes or biscuits must have a Pudsey Bear theme. If baking cupcakes or biscuits, we would politely request that batches do not exceed six. There will be one winner per year group, who will receive a prize. We would kindly request that when considering your recipes to please remember that EVS is a nut-free school. All entries will then be cut up and sold to pupils during an extended break-time on this day, for 20p per slice of cake and 10p per cupcake or biscuit. To avoid confusion, all entries must come to school in a suitable cake tin with both the lid and body clearly labelled with the pupil’s name and class. All monies raised will go directly to Children in Need.