A Nottingham school is hoping to raise hundreds of pounds for tonights Children in Need appeal by hosting a Pudsey Superhero day.

Blue Bell Hill Primary in St Ann’s encouraged pupils to come to school dressed as their favourite hero for the day – in exchange for a small donation to the BBC charity.
An array of colourful costumes was on show, ranging from comic book favourites Iron

Man and Bat Girl to Karate Kid and a rather creative attempt at one of Despicable Me’s famous Minions.

Year 6 pupil, Roxanne Philipson told how the school was raising money: “Today we’ve dressed up as our hero’s and donated 50p plus all our loose change to Children in Need.

“We’re also having a cake sale later today and have been putting on dance shows in the hall.”

It wasn’t just the kids who were raising money though, as teachers all joined in the fun by donning their favourite onsies.

Fellow Year 6 pupil Israel explained why he and his classmates were so keen to support the cause: “It’s good to help other people to be like us, because some don’t get to enjoy all the things we do everyday.”

Roxanne added: “There are lots of people who need all sorts of help from us sometimes.
“It’s good for us to make other people feel happy.”

The school, which has been supporting Children in Need for a number of years, hopes all of the day’s activities will raise around £500 for initiatives across the UK.