Lipson The Co-operative Academy

Lipson Co-operative Academy


This year Lipson Co-operative Academy put everything into supporting Children in Need 2016, with a vast range of events spanning across the week there was sure to be something for everyone!

Principal, Mrs Lynda Budd said, “Children in Need & our Co-operative Values go hand in hand. Every child deserves access to opportunities regardless of socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. As a school we want all of our students to have a supported & structured education and leave us with the necessary skills to go and compete in a fiercely competitive world. They can only do that with the support from our parents, carers and staff.

Children in Need helps to provide these opportunities to children who are disadvantaged and not as fortunate as others. So we have asked our students to join us in supporting Children in Need 2016 in helping to provide better life chances for children in the UK.”

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During the week, we welcomed Pudsey Bear for Pudsey Selfies and a tour of our school.  We also raised significant funds through our inflatable speed cage, with another very special guest in the form of Pilgrim Pete who took on our students in penalty shoot outs. Our co-operative staff even joined in the fun with our very own ‘Pudsey’s Bake Off.’ The competition was fierce and staff raised a whopping £180 from cake sales alone. Our current running total is £610 but this is ongoing. We are so proud of our students for the way they have embraced giving and we look forward to presenting our final cheque to BBC Children in Need.