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What schools have done

Fawbert and Barnard infants school in Sawbridgeworth, Herts, helped the appeal take a great leap forward by organising a sponsored bounce on an inflatable castle. The event helped their total donation jump to pound;325. Pupils at Highbury primary school in Portsmouth held a paper-aeroplane-flying day at the end of April, raising pound;100 from pocket-money donations.

Sunnyside prep school in Worcester let pupils dress as their favourite fictional characters for World Book Day in March. Each pupil donated pound;1, raising pound;100.

Kerr Mackie primary school in Leeds held an international evening, with workshops focusing on countries including India, Bolivia and Nigeria. There was henna-handpainting, t'ai chi demonstrations and international food. Tickets sold raised pound;595.

Pupils at Fulwood high school, in Lancashire held a cultural festival, including tabla (Indian drumming) lessons, which proved so popular that they are now a regular feature in the timetable. Total proceeds are expected to be over pound;500.

Kite-flying was banned under the Taliban so Sidestrand Hall special school in Norfolk decided to hold a kite-flying festival in June. They hope to raise more than pound;500.

Pupils at Tupton Hall school, in Derbyshire, raised money for the liberated children of Afghanistan through a minor liberation of their own: they held a non-uniform day, and managed to collect pound;2,196.

Pupils at St Cuthbert's RC school, in Crook, will be donating pound;450 to the appeal, after eating fruit and vegetables during Lent.

Children at Dunmow junior school in Essex are holding a sponsored reading challenge.

Limehurst high school in Loughborough became a fairground for the morning, with a tombola, raffle, and a pin-the-tie-on-the-deputy-head game. It raised more than pound;400.

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