Munching maggots and sporting ‘cool’ onesies – it’s Children in Need in Havering

PUBLISHED: 07:00 15 November 2013

A Drapers' Academy student shows the staff how to eat a snail

A Drapers' Academy student shows the staff how to eat a snail


Schools across the borough have been putting on their thinking caps and coming up with creative ways they can raise money for Children in Need today.

Sam Kelly and Terry Connor with the bucket of maggotsSam Kelly and Terry Connor with the bucket of maggots

Crownfield Infant School, in White Hart Lane, Collier Row, is making a trail of pennies with the aim of covering the entire school floor, all while dressed in multi-coloured spotty outfits.

Joining in the fun is Ardleigh Green Primary School, in Ardleigh Green Road, and Sanders Draper, in Suttons Lane, both in Hornchurch and both having pyjama parties.

And the deputy headteacher of Sanders Draper, Neil Hooper, will be doing his own bit for the charity as he dresses up in a Union Jack onesie to raise even more money.

Meanwhile, Rise Park, in Annan Way, Romford, will be taking part in helping to raise money for the nationwide charity by holding a dress down day.

Teachers take part in a bushtucker trial for Children in NeedTeachers take part in a bushtucker trial for Children in Need

Drapers’ Academy, in Pettits Lane, Harold Hill, went a step further yesterday with a Bush Tucker trial with the familiar title of, I’m A Teacher, Get Me Out Of Here!

Teachers signed themselves up to take on 10 gruelling rounds of eating different revolting treats, such as sheep’s liver and cow’s tongue.

The contestants who make it through to the final round – eating a handful of maggots – were declared the winners.

The school already has a cheque for £350 for Children in Need, but the final count-up of all the money raised will be happening next week.

If you’re holding a Children in Need event, get in touch with us by emailing, calling 020 8477 3800 or tweeting us @RomfordRecorder with a picture.

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