Dating show benefits Pudsey

A DATING game show was among the highlights of Children in Need at The King’s School.

Sixth formers at the Ottery school had organised their own version of the ITV programme Take Me Out, involving students and staff.

Youngsters paid 50p to be part of the audience for the special show, which, in a twist on the original, involved games.

Teacher and head of house Mike Bunney was a contestant. He said: “It was great fun. I’m a fan of anything that gets the kids involved with charity. They’re a brilliant bunch of kids.”

More than 70 students took part in sponsored activities, including silences, wearing pyjamas to school and giving up chocolate for the week.

With Take Me Out entry totalling �250 alone, and the proceeds of the non-school uniform day reaching �400, in total, assistant head Paul Dodds aniticipated the school raising �1,200 for the cause.

He said: “The show was a great way of raising money and developing the students’ leadership skills, which is at the heart of what we are as a school.”