A classic idea for Children in Need at Aboyne Academy

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The pupils and staff of Aboyne Academy enjoyed their annual Children in Need fundraising extravaganza on Friday, November 14.

Staff arrived dressed as famous villains (to the delight of pupils) and S6 followed as Greeks and Romans -complete with a rebuilding of the Coliseum in the canteen and chariots made in the technical department!

Singers, musicians, dancers, comedians and bands entertained the audience and proved a headache for the judging panel.

The winners of the final on Friday were gifted duo “Forgotten Drive”, comprised of Bob O’Reilly McClean ( S6) and Robbie Iason (S5).

Friday’s Grand Final also included a dramatic S6 dance which featured Roman soldiers, chariots and Grecian goddesses.

No Children in Need event would be complete without a visit from Pudsey Bear and this was no exception – retired principal teacher of English, Ella Egan, donned her Pudsey costume once again.

Academy rector, Raymond Jowett, said: “It really is a wonderful whole school event which everyone gets involved with and enjoys!”

Show tickets, sponsored events and donations have so far raised a whopping £2624 for the cause which assists young people throughout the UK.

This figure is set to rise in coming weeks as sponsorship money pours.

The annual staff in-service bake-off is also due to take place.