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Children in Need: Pudsey Bear visits Stone St Mary’s school in Greenhithe

PUBLISHED: 18:21 15 November 2013 | UPDATED: 18:21 15 November 2013

Children at Stone St Mary's Church of England Primary School in Hayes Road, Greenhithe

Children at Stone St Mary's Church of England Primary School in Hayes Road, Greenhithe

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Greenhithe schoolchildren received an unexpected visitor as they lined-up before class on Friday.

Children in Need’s Pudsey Bear visited Stone St Mary’s Church of England Primary School to welcome children and parents.

Susan Taylor, the school head teacher, said: “As you can imagine the school children were very excited when they arrived as Pudsey was there.”

The children and staff were encouraged by the Hayes Road school to wear their pyjamas or an item of spotty clothing but had no idea why they had to.

The school successfully raised £475 through donations in the build-up to the nationwide charity event on Friday.

Children in Need provide grants to projects in the UK which focus on children and young people who are disadvantaged.

“We are a Christian school so we are all about giving,” added Mrs Taylor, who has been at the school for seven years.

“We recognise that there are children in our community and across the world who need of our help.”

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