Pupils at a Lichfield school have raised almost £300 for charity as part of World Book Day celebrations.
The students at Maple Hayes Dyslexia School dressed up as characters from their favourite stories to raise money for Epic Arts – a charity working in the UK and Cambodia to improve the lives of children with disabilities.
The children dressed up and took part in a ‘Marracattack’ led by Year 9 pupils, shaking homemade maracas to a dance created and performed by the charity’s patron Miranda Hart.
The school has selected Epic Arts as its main charity this year and are hosting a raffle, cake sale and talent show in the coming weeks in a bid to raise £1,000.
Helen Veszpremi, assistant teacher at Maple Hayes, will take the money that has been raised to Cambodia at Easter when she visits her daughter Nicola, who is currently volunteering with the charity.