Pudsey Bear is joining Twinkl on Twitter and wants your questions

Pudsey Bear, the BBC Children in Need mascot, will be joining Twinkl to go live on Twitter. The iconic bear will be joining Twinkl, the Proud Schools Partner of BBC Children in Need, in a take over of its Twitter account in the run up to the BBC Children in Need Appeal night on 16 November 2018.

Pudsey will be joining Twinkl to tweet live from @twinklresources from 2:30pm to 3:30pm on Wednesday 14th November. 

 Children and schools across the UK are being invited to send in their questions to @twinklresources adding the hashtag #PudseyTakeover. 

 onathan Seaton, CEO and Founder of Twinkl, said:

“We know that children and schools everywhere will have some really interesting questions for Pudsey. We hope that thinking of questions together will be an inspiring activity for children and teachers to do in the classroom and will get schools thinking about raising money for BBC Children in Need. Everyone at Twinkl is really proud to be supporting schools this year with all the amazing fundraising they do. BBC Children in Need is a fantastic organisation and it continues to make a massive difference to communities throughout the UK by helping children and young people have a happy and secure childhood.”

 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.

Claire Hoyle, Commercial Director from BBC Children in Need said: Pudsey Bear BBC Children in Need

“With the BBC Children in Need Appeal Night coming up on the 16th November, we’re hoping to galvanise as many schools and nurseries to help raise as much money as possible to help support disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. We’re hoping this opportunity to ask Pudsey and Twinkl fundraising questions will help offer ideas and inspiration for children and teachers across the UK to get involved.”

Those interested in more information about this year’s schools fundraising campaign can visit bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/schools.

Twinkl creates learning resources used by educators across the world including teachers, childminders and parents. The team has created a range of curriculum-based resources to support schools and individuals to raise money for BBC Children in Need. They can be downloaded for free at https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/twinkl-partnerships/bbc-children-in-need

About Twinkl

  • Twinkl Educational Publishing is an online educational publisher providing instant access to a range of teacher created learning materials.
  • Twinkl provides materials for a range of different markets; primary and secondary schools, parents, home educators, childminders, English as a second language, special educational needs and disabilities, adult education and a wide range of international markets.
  • Twinkl was founded in Sheffield in 2010 by husband and wife Jonathan and Susie Seaton. The company now has a team of over 460 people worldwide.  
  • Twinkl has more than 525,000 quality classroom resources available to clients, all created in-house.
  • Twinkl has customers in more than 168 countries, including Ascension Islands, Bermuda, Cayman Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands.
  • In a recent open survey of 6,300 Twinkl customers, 94 per cent stated they found Twinkl made learning fun for the pupils, 97 per cent agreed that using Twinkl improves their work/life balance, and more than 98 per cent of customers stated that Twinkl offers a high-quality service.
  • Twinkl is an international award-winning company and previous awards include the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2018 (UK), AAP Revere Awards 2017 (Australia), Education Resources Awards 2016 (UK) and Mom's Choice Awards (US). Twinkl’s CEO Jonathan Seaton also won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the North Scale Up category in 2018.    
For more information or any media enquiries about BBC Children in Need please contact Anna Simmons, PR and External Affairs Manager, at anna.simmons@twinkl.co.uk or on 07791215529.