At Oakwood House we talked to our older children about empathy and encouraged them to imagine what it’s like in other people’s shoes and also to think about what makes people happy. They learnt about Alana, a seven-year-old girl with painful chronic eczema, and found out how she is being helped by a project funded by BBC Children in Need. They then learnt how they can make a real difference to other children’s lives in the UK by taking part in the Big BBC Children in Need Spotacular.
The children and staff paid to come dressed as ‘someone else’ so they could experience what it’s like in another person’s shoes whether that be a princess, Superhero or a rock star!! Some came dressed in spots. To raise money we also held a bake sale, a spotty treasure hunt, face painting and a danceathon. They have also been making Pudsey badges and decorating staff with spots.
So far we have raised £150.00