Edinburgh Airport Plaza given makeover by Edinburgh pupils

Edinburgh Airport Plaza goes Spotty for Children in Need. Picture; contributed

Edinburgh Airport Plaza goes Spotty for Children in Need. Picture; contributed

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Edinburgh Airport Plaza was given a Spotacular makeover by pupils from Strawberry Hill Nursery Bank of Scotland and BBC Children in Need’s new schools fundraising campaign, ‘The Big Spotacular’.

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Picture; contributed

Picture; contributed

The campaign aims to raise money for disadvantaged children and young people.

Edinburgh Airport Plaza is one of a number of iconic landmarks across the UK being turned Spotacular. Schools across the UK are also being encouraged to go spotty for BBC Children in Need in the weeks leading up to the Appeal Night, with children and teachers dressing in spots, selling spotty cakes and goods, and taking part in spotty themed challenges to raise money.

Tessa Hamilton, Nursery Manager, Strawberry Hill Nursery said, “It was great fun coming to the Edinburgh Airport Plaza and turning it Spotacular!

“The pupils are very excited about developing their spotty fundraising ideas for ‘The Big Spotacular’ from BBC Children in Need and Bank of Scotland.”

Jonathan Rigby, Director of Marketing and Fundraising, BBC Children in Need, added: “This year’s ‘Big Spotacular’ schools campaign is set to be sensational and we can’t wait to see Edinburgh schools sign up to get involved. Everyone’s efforts will make a huge difference to young lives across the UK so we hope to see lots of schools going spotty to help raise money.”

Gordon Dewar, Edinburgh Airport’s Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted that Pudsey and all the local nursery kids could join us for this launch – the Plaza at Edinburgh Airport really is ‘the perfect spot’!”

To find out more about The Big Spotacular and request a free fundraising kit please visit: www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/schools