Schools raise PS8,000 for Children in Need.
SCHOOLS across Northumberland raised more than PS8,000 for BBC Children in Need.
More than 5,000 pupils, parents and staff at schools across the county carried out a range of activities including non-uniform days, fancy dress, poem recitals, big bear bake-offs, sports tournaments, hampers, quizzes and treasure hunts.
Coun Robert Arckless, cabinet member for children's services at Northumberland County Council, said: "This is a fantastic achievement for all involved.
"By taking part, students throughout Northumberland are able to recognise that there are other children in other walks of life who are less fortunate.
"It is also inspiring to see that our county's schools are raising awareness of the importance of charity while actively contributing to help disadvantaged children."
King Edward VI School in Morpeth raised more than PS6,000 by having a non-uniform day, with students competing in a sponsored bike ride on indoor bikes. The activities were in support of Lucy Wox, who left the school last year and took part in this year's Children in Need televised 'Rickshaw Challenge', a 470 mile journey from Land's End to the East End of London. Ponteland Middle School raised PS1,500.