The General Teaching Council for Scotland

7 Nov 2017

The Big Spotacular is back

National Schools Partnership

BBC Children in Need is partnering with Bank of Scotland once again for the second year of their fundraising appeal – the Big Spotacular 

Last year, over 17,500 schools and nurseries across the UK joined together in one stupendously spotty week and helped raise nearly £6 million. In the build up to appeal week (13 – 17 November), secondary and primary schools will be taking part in spotty themed sponsored challenges, whilst dressed in spots, wearing spotty clothes, and selling spotty cakes and merchandise all to raise money to help change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.

School pupils taking part in the Big Spotacular

They will also be joining forces in Pudsey’s Round Pound Countdown – this year’s new fundraising challenge to collect and donate as many old pound coins as possible. Building on last year’s campaign, which proved to have a positive impact on students’ skill development, including teamwork, communication, confidence, self-motivation and empathy, students will learn about the cause of the charity whilst they raise money to make a Spotacular difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.

A host of new resources - an online ‘student zone’, materials to support SEND learning, tailored fundraising ideas and school council tips – join updated curriculum-linked lesson content, which are all now live online:

We are encouraging schools to request their FREE Spotacular Fundraising Kit - containing fundraising ideas, resources and plenty of goodies to enable them to go as spotty as possible.

Request your fundraising kit at:

Tanya Rabin, BBC Children in Need Partnership Lead at Lloyds Banking Group said:

"The money raised really will make a huge difference to children and young people up and down the UK who are facing disadvantage. So, whether it’s hosting a spotty picnic or taking part in a spotty sponsored footie match, get your hands on a fundraising pack and get involved!”

To find out more about the Spotacular campaign please visit: