Pudsey Fever Sweeps Across Dudley College

Hundreds of students from Dudley College went all out to support Children in Need this year, using their skills and imagination to raise over £890 for the popular charity.

To support the Children in Need 'Heroes' theme over 100 batmen and women participated in a 'Bat-mob' event during their lunch break on Friday in Evolve, Dudley College's vocational training centre on Tower Street Dudley.  Learners from the across the college made and sold the bat-masks, raising a sum of £156.00 and during the event there was a special one-off 'Bat-dance' performance by Performing Arts students.

Over at The Broadway campus retail students became human mannequins and raised £35.00. They wore fancy dress and replaced the real mannequins in the shop window where they practice and develop their retail skills.

Lots of students and staff chose to wear unusual attire and bake to raise cash for Children in Need. Liam from the data team raised £25 when he dressed as Superman for the day, our Travel and Tourism students dressed up in onezies and sold a range of cakes, biscuits and sweets, raising £60.00 and the GAP groups raised £50.50 by painting Pudsey designs on nails and selling cakes.

The care and early year's department planned a few events, including nail art, selling Christmas items and a raffle. To introduce a bit of competition into the day the four health and social care groups where challenged to collect as much money as possible by taking a bucket around the campus.Overall the department have collected approximately £433.00.

Our Beauty Therapists raised over £140 by getting students and staff at Evolve to guess how many sweets were in a jar, painting Pudsey nail art, pinning the patch on the Pudsey, selling international cakes and offering different beauty treatments.