YOUNGSTERS enjoyed a fun-filled day of fundraising last week to celebrate Armed Forces Day.

On Friday last week staff and pupils at Wellington Academy Primary, in Tidworth, came to school in army-themed dress to take part in a day to honour military personnel.

During the day, a bake-off was held where pupils, parents and staff created more than 30 army-themed cakes and cookies.

Activities also included bug hunting and making pizzas on a campfire in the primary’s ‘forest school’.

After school, parents and the wider community were invited to the school for a party which included bouncy castles and obstacle courses as well as treat stalls, a raffle and tombola.

The school had also arranged for army Jeeps to arrive for the children to explore and try on real army uniforms, with some of the pupils already dressed in adapted versions of their parents’ old military kit.

In total the school community raised more than £800 for Alabaré and Help for Heroes.

A school spokesperson said: “With over 65 per cent of the pupils in the school being from military families, it was important that the school supported Armed Forces Day and it turned out to be a fantastic day.”