Sweet-toothed pupils at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School in Reigate turned bakers to serve up a fundraising cake sale.

Junior house prefects set to work making cakes and then organising a lunchtime cake sale in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Year 6 prefects dressed in yellow Marie Curie outfits to sell the cakes for the charity, as part of their project to raise £500 for the cause.

Staff in the boarding house helped the youngsters bake and decorate cakes in large quantities so that there would be enough for all the junior school pupils.

Matron of Rank-Weston House, Sue Newell, said: "Six of our junior pupils are house prefects and we wanted to give them the opportunity to take responsibility for a project and manage it themselves.

“Working in a small team, the six prefects have developed their leadership skills and been role models for the younger pupils. “They chose Marie Curie because we already have links to the charity."

Headmaster Paul Spencer Ellis added: "The children have shown great initiative in organising these events. “They have enjoyed themselves, gained leadership experience, and shown that, by their own efforts, they can make a very significant contribution to a worthwhile cause."

So far, the children have raised more than £400 from various activities, with still more to come including a silence challenge and an assault course.