PUPILS went spotty for charity, raising more than £1,000 for Children in Need.

Youngsters at Chase Lane and Spring Meadow primary schools in Dovercourt held fundraising events last Friday for the BBC’s national fundraising day.

At Spring Meadow, children raised more than £700 by buying wristbands and biscuits and covering a giant Pudsey Bear in spare change.

Claire Pallett, deputy headteacher, said: “Once again the generosity of our families has enabled us to raise an incredible sum of money for this worthy cause.

“The children came to school dressed in yellow or spots to celebrate the day.

“Pennies are still rolling in, but at the last count the children raised just over £700.”

Youngsters at Chase Lane Primary School and Nursery dressed themselves and their favourite teddy bears up for the day and had a special assembly for the entire school.

Headteacher Julie O’Mara said: “This year, enthusiastic Chase Lane pupils raised a total of £368.

“The children had a fantastic and memorable time, in which their dressed-up teddy bears shared a school day and thoughtful celebratory assembly.”