Caring Westminster pupils raise Children In Need funds

This rather wonderful clown cake was part of a new primary school’s first ever Children In Need fundraiser.

The 44 pupils of CET Primary School in North Wharf Road, Paddington, were treated to slice of the cake - made by a talented mum - after raising �82.31 for the popular charity during a non-uniform day last Thursday.

Headteacher Katy Pinchess, who admitted she was saddened to have to cut the creative cake, said: “Considering we only have 44 children at the school, and that we are very much an inner-city school, which reflects the community, it was quite an achievement to raise that amount.”

Meanwhile students and staff spent the day in pyjamas at Westminster Academy in Harrow Road, helping to raise �950 for the charity - which principal Smita Bora topped up to �1,000.

The Go Pyjamas day saw everyone in sleepwear donate 50pence, or �1.50 to wear clothes they’d wear at home.

The theme, dreamt up by a group of Year 9 students, lent a cosy feel to lessons, with outfits ranged from the trusty tartan pyjama to the sleepy Eyore slumber suit, and bizarrely, a banana in pyjamas. Staff in the science department even turned up in matching all-in-one pyjamas.

Ms Bora said the day was “a reward” for GCSE exam success and “to remind students” of the school’s vision to develop non-academic aspects of their lives.