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BBC Children in Need's Pudsey stars in free book for primary schools
EB News: 09/10/2018 - 11:47
BBC Children in Need and Twinkl have published a storybook featuring the charity’s mascot, Pudsey Bear. The storybook will be provided free to primary schools across the UK to encourage pupils and teachers to fundraise for the charity.
The storybook, Pudsey’s Great Fundraiser, was created to support and inspire schools in raising money for BBC Children in Need. The book follows Pudsey as he tries different ways to fundraise, while overcoming an array of mishaps and challenges. Twinkl has also created a free collection of curriculum-based resources to accompany the book.
A free copy of the book is now on its way to over 24,000 primary schools and establishments in the UK. Print copies are also available to pre-order on the Twinkl website for £6.49, with all profits going to BBC Children in Need. An e-book version of ‘Pudsey’s Great Fundraiser’ is on the Twinkl website and can be downloaded for free.
Readers can also use a free accompanying Augmented Reality app to bring Pudsey to life. By simply downloading the Pudsey AR app onto a device and holding it up to the book, readers can enjoy an array of 3D features to enhance their storytelling; from popping bubbles to chiming musical notes and a 3D waving Pudsey! The Pudsey AR app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
BBC Children in Need is currently funding over 2,700 projects in communities across the UK which aim to support children and young people facing a range of disadvantages such as living in poverty, being disabled or ill, or experiencing distress, neglect or trauma.