Youngsters at a Cambridgeshire school have raised more than £2,500 for Comic Relief –while dressing up as a superhero for the day.

Pupils at William de Yaxley in their fancy dress

Children at William de Yaxley Church of England Academy, part of the Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust, were treated to a day of fun and activities, including a special bake sale as they raised money for the charity.

While many pupils dressed up as traditional comic book heroes, such as Batman, Spider-Man and Thor, some decided to dress up as people they look up to.

Among these were pupils dressed as NHS superheroes and relatives they respect and admire.

Kay Corley, headteacher, said the children really enjoyed the day, and was delighted by how much they had managed to raise.

She said: “We had a bake sale in each class bubble with a host of delicious looking treats offer.

“There were a lot of happy faces when the children got to eat them.

“During the day, the children also got creative and designed their own red nose, resulting in some amazing drawings and colouring from across every year group. The children also raised money by completing laps on the school’s playing field.One pupil dressed as Spider-man

Pupils were asked to try and get sponsorship for the number of laps they could run each day.

Mrs Corley added: “It was a pleasure to see how motivated the children were each day and to see them all continuously encourage each other.

“They were so enthusiastic and really enjoyed the day.

“We would like to thank all of our parents, carers, relatives and children for their support and generous donations to the cause.

“The day was a huge success, and we look forward to more days of fun and fundraising.”

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