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Champions of Change!

9th November 2015 Happening in Central England

Experiencing Champions of Change for BBC Children in Need

Pupils and teachers from Albrighton Primary School, Wolverhampton starred in the Champions of Change ‘Thank You’ film shown during the BBC Children in Need Appeal Night on Friday 13 November 2015.

The film, produced by the BBC, celebrates the incredible level of fundraising support the charity has seen this year from schools taking part in ‘Champions of Change’, an education programme developed in partnership with Lloyds Bank. Millions of children and thousands of schools joined forces to become ‘Champions of Change’ and fundraise to help disadvantaged children and young people. The initiative put children in charge of fundraising for the much-loved charity, while learning and developing new skills to enhance their own futures.

Albrighton Primary School was selected for its fantastic support of BBC Children in Need over recent years, with pupils taking charge of fundraising activities and hoping to raise over £200 this year.

The one-minute long film shown on the BBC Children in Need Appeal Show on Friday night featured the pupils ‘lip synching’ to Queen’s ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’. The camera follows children through the school, capturing the various fundraising activities they and schools across the country have been undertaking, and was shot in a single continuous take.

Howard Auckland, Deputy Head Teacher at Albrighton Primary School said: “We’ve really enjoyed getting behind BBC Children in Need this year and putting our Champions of Change resources to good use. Our pupils were so excited about the opportunity to ‘own’ the fundraising activities. We hope to raise over £200 this year.”

“We’ve had great fun working on the film and are proud that the school and our pupils’ fundraising efforts, on behalf of pupils across the country, have been recognised in this way. We would encourage all schools to become Champions of Change and help support this great charity.”

Stuart Beaver, Partnerships Community Programmes Director, Lloyds Banking Group said "Lloyds Bank is proud to support BBC Children in Need and the millions of young Champions of Change who will be raising more money to help disadvantaged children all over the UK. This film, featuring the pupils of Albrighton Primary School, is a fantastic way to say thanks to the thousands of schools across the country for their incredible fundraising efforts. Our partnership with BBC Children in Need sits at the heart of our strategy to Help Britain Prosper, and this film, showcasing Champions of Change, helps bring that to life”.

The Thank You film was broadcast during the BBC Children in Need Appeal Show on BBC One at 7.40pm on Friday 13 November, 2015.

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