Pupils from Dunottar Reigate Schools for Girls left their uniforms in their cupboards and opted to wear something blue instead in a fundraising event for children around the world.

For the girls raised £190 in support of UNICEF’s Day for Change fundraiser.

Dunottar was one of thousands of schools across the country which took part in a range of sponsored and money-raising activities to support the event.

Day for Change is the brainchild of UNICEF, the world’s leading organisation for children and their rights, which is working to change things for the estimated 68 million children around the world who do not have access to education.

Bethan Jackson, who held an assembly at the school about the charity, said: “We decided to run with blue as a themed colour because it is the UNICEF livery colour.

“UNICEF relies on voluntary donations, so fundraising events like Day for Change make a significant impact in helping children around the world to survive and thrive.”

For more information on UNICEF, email Rowena Campbell at: rowenac@unicef.org.uk