Hundreds raised for disaster relief

A scene from Osbournby Primary School's fundraiser for Australia.
A scene from Osbournby Primary School's fundraiser for Australia.

A primary school near Sleaford has raised hundreds of pounds for disaster relief on the other side of the world.

Osbournby Primary School held a non uniform day last Monday in aid of the people of Australia, backed by some antipodean-themed activities.

Crochet and felt koalas.

Crochet and felt koalas.

School council pupils came up with the idea of holding the fundraiser after seeing on TV harrowing footage of the bushfire-struck country.

They then approached the Parents, Teachers, and Friends Association (PTFA) for help in putting the event together.

In all, £401.95 was raised for their cause.

Pictured is a youngster taking part in a have-a-go didgeridoo session in return for 20 pence, plus some crochet and felt koala faces, made by the chairman of the PTFA, which were on sale on the day.