PUPILS from a Scarborough school dressed down to lift up a charity appeal!
The youngsters from Scalby School swapped their uniform for a casual day to raise £625 for victims of the East African famine and drought crisis.
The school organises students into mentor groups named after continents, including Africa, which teacher Emma Choat said was the catalyst for the fundraiser.
She said: “Many of our mentor groups expressed their concern for children who have lost homes, families and, increasingly tragically, their lives due to the humanitarian crisis and wanted to get involved to do whatever practically possible to help.
“Raising a minimum of £1 from every student who attends school in casual clothes along with donations raised through their day enabled us all to remember those much less fortunate than we are as we celebrate the end of a successful school year.”
Headteacher David Read added: “I am proud of the students’ response to the increasingly desperate situation in the Horn of Africa, which has also been supported generously by staff as well.”