Pupils at Upton Junior School in Broadstairs went bananas in pyjamas for a fun-filled charity day to help needy children.

They swapped their smart uniforms to spend a day in their nightwear in aid of the 2019 Children in Need appeal, one of the many charities and good causes that the children, their families, and staff support every year.

And although the idea was just to wear something spotty like Pudsey, Upton decided to go one better and bring in their own theme for the fundraising event and hold a pyjama party.

As well as onesies there were more traditional jim-jams on show as all the boys and girls went to school, sat in lessons, enjoyed break time and lunch in their nightwear.

There was a huge array of styles and a kaleidoscope of colours and snazzy designs on show.

These ranged from glittery and glitzy tops, spotty trousers and matching pyjama jackets, Harry potter onesies, superhero prints, unicorn outfits, aliens and space invaders, and old favourites including the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle crime-fighters.

And many of the costumes were topped off with Pudsey ears, colourful and spotty ribbons and bows.

Upton’s fabulous efforts raised £443 for Children In Need.

Head of School Darci Arthur said: “It was quite surreal seeing all of our pupils in their pyjamas but it was so colourful and there were happy children with smiles on their faces all day. We all had great fun and most importantly helped others less fortunate than ourselves at the same time.”