Pancakes and blue jeans day
PUPILS at a Cheltenham school were looking blue this week.
But it was all for a good cause, with the youngsters donning outfits in the colour to help raise money for charity.
Teachers and pupils at Dean Close School swapped their uniforms for clothes in the shade to help raise money for health charity Teenage Cancer Trust.
And tasty treats were served up in the dining room for the pupils' breaks when pancakes were served to help boost the money.
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The school raised nearly £600 for the cause.
A spokesman for the school said: "It was a wash of blue across the whole of Dean Close School as pupils and teachers all dressed in blue to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
"With everyone paying £1 to be in mufti, the school has raised well over £500 for the cause.
"To add to the total, the dining room was turned into a crepe parlour during break time, where pupils could buy pancakes with lemon or chocolate.
"This netted another £90 – plus a few smiles."
Teenage Cancer Trust aims to support and educate young people about the disease.
Around six young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK.
The charity brings young people together so they can be treated, teaches young people about cancer and works with health professionals to develop their knowledge.
It also funds research and works with the NHS and the government with the aim of improving survival rates.