Upton Junior School pupils rocked the corridors and classrooms for Comic Relief by wearing something red, funny, and most often, both.

The school’s brilliant fund-raiser on Red Nose Day saw an impressive and generous total of £725 for the charity.

Teacher Isobel Reed co-ordinated the fun packed programme that ran throughout the day.

She explained:

“During our morning assembly we learnt about how the money raised goes towards local charities.

At break time we had a bake sale. All the children were able to bring in baked cakes and then a team of Year 6 pupils priced and sold them.”

During the afternoon the school held a danceathon, in celebration of the gruelling record-breaking 24 hour plus non-stop dance that Strictly Come Dancing television presenters Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman had completed during the week for Comic Relief.

Upton’s energetic event saw children from Years 3 to 6 dance in their wildest and wackiest way that they could all around the main hall.

Comic Relief fun ended with a joke competition in each class. The children voted for their favourite joke and there were 16 individual class jokers by the end of the day.

Miss Reed voted Kaiya from Year 3R as her personal favourite.

It is: “Why does Wally from Where’s Wally wear stripes? Because he doesn’t want to be spotted!”

Head of School Darci Arthur voted it one of the best Red Nose Day events at Upton. She said:

“The sheer energy from our pupils and staff was infectious. There was a real lively buzz about the place and we raised a very impressive amount.

There were so many creative outfits and hairstyles wherever you looked, the bake sale provided some tasty treats, the danceathon was great fun and the assembly at the start of the day really underlined the message behind Red Nose Day.”

Upton Junior School is part of the Viking Academy Trust with Chilton Primary School and Ramsgate Arts Primary School.