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STUDENTS and staff at Felixstowe's schools were getting into the swing of Children in Need today with a variety of events.At Orwell High, staff wore jeans and fancy dress, sixth formers donned costumes depicting their favourite film characters, the rest of the students wore anything they wanted – all for a donation to the appeal.

By Richard Cornwell

STUDENTS and staff at Felixstowe's schools were getting into the swing of Children in Need today with a variety of events.

At Orwell High, staff wore jeans and fancy dress, sixth formers donned costumes depicting their favourite film characters, the rest of the students wore anything they wanted – all for a donation to the appeal.

One of the most striking costumes could have come from the Harry Potter film as head teacher Dave Forrest patrolled the corridors dressed as a wizard.

Teachers were also taking part in a karaoke event with pupils paying 50p to watch. Year 8 held a cake and biscuit sale and a sponsored No Talking Day.

Two pupils, Casey Barber and Alice Watkins, who raised £316 from a coffee morning during half term, were travelling to Ipswich to present their cheque on Look East's Children in Need programme.

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Youngsters at Deben High had a no uniform day, paying a minimum of £1 each for the privilege of wearing casual gear.

Staff at HSBC Bank were holding fundraising activities outside the bank in Hamilton Road, and tomorrow are holding a 50s, 60s and 70s disco at the Trimley Sports and Social Club.

Elsewhere in the county, the newly-appointed West Suffolk College principal Ann Williams was pelted with wet sponges at Bury St Edmunds, while in Ipswich BBC Radio Suffolk presenter Mark Murphy turned on the Ritz while performing Singin' in the Rain on Ipswich's Cornhill.