In Pictures: Children in Need day 2014

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Image caption Five students from Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School made their way to New Broadcasting House in London to report on all the Children in Need events happening in the building. Nicole, Anna, Kristen, Shaym and Anika were excited and ready to learn something new!
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Image caption We got straight to work and started brainstorming questions that we could ask any potential guests. We learnt about open and closed questions and how to shape creative questions. Shayma was surprised as she thought they would start interviewing people straight away but it was interesting to learn how much preparation you need to do first.
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Image caption Kimberley Wilson from Series 4 of the Great British Bake Off was judging the BBC staff baking competition. She was very bubbly when we interviewed her and told us that she liked being on the judging side. As Kimberley used to be a psychologist, Kristen asked her whether there should be such a thing as cake therapy. Anna was really nervous at the start of the interview but Kimberley was really nice and made the team feel relaxed.
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Image caption Glenn Cosby was also one of the bakers from Series 4 of the Great British Bake Off. He used to be an English teacher and he told us that he got gunged at school when it was Children in Need.
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Image caption David Ramsden, the Chief Executive of Children in Need, spoke to us about how he moved from working in finance to the charity sector. It was interesting to hear how he is affected by the work Children in Need Does, particularly when it comes to stories about children who are around the same age as his children.
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Image caption The room became very busy as the announcement of the cake baking competition was made. Pudsey, the Director General of the BBC and former Strictly professional Ian Waite also attended - everyone was really supportive. Seeing all the cake made us hungry!
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Image caption We also met some of the BBC staff volunteers answering phones and taking pledges for BBC Radio 2. They were all working very hard all day long. One of them had just received a pledge for £1000!
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Image caption We caught the end of the Big Dance outside the building on the piazza where staff had learned a dance routine to Taylor Swift's 'Shake it Off', which was broadcast live on the BBC London lunchtime news. Wendy Hurrell and Marc Ashdown work for BBC London and they told us how much they enjoy doing TV because their jobs don't feel like work.
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Image caption Kristen grabbed an interview with Strictly Come Dancing star and It Takes Two presenter Ian Waite. He seemed really charming and when we asked him to describe Children in Need in three words he said: "Fab. U. Lous".
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Image caption We'd been trying to track Pudsey down for a picture all day but he was always so busy. We finally got a picture just before he was going to go inside - we even managed to get the Director General in the background! Sharing their reflections at the end of a long day, Shayma said "I wasn't expecting it to be as busy but it was really nice to see." Anna remarked that "it was really interesting to see how much effort goes into TV" and for Nicole it was "a once in a lifetime experience. I was thinking of becoming a scientist when I get older but now I might think of going in to science journalism". Anika said: "It was nice to see everyone come together, I was expecting everyone in the BBC to be all busy and wearing suits, but everyone was really nice and friendly". Kristen summed up the day by echoing Ian Waite, saying it was "Fab.U.Lous".

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