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SJL pupils in jumpers - Credit: Archant

Wear a sweater to make the world better - the phrase resonated with students at a Harpenden school who threw themselves wholeheartedly into raising money for Save the Children.

Students and staff at Sir John Lawes School got into the festive spirit while raising much-needed funds for children around the world by participating in the Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day campaign.

Now in its third year, the designated day involves students, teachers, employees and bosses from around the country ‘wearing a sweater to make the world better’ and this year the UK government is matching every pound people give.

Money is raised by people paying the suggested fee to participate - £2 per adult and £1 per child.

A team of Year 9 Textile Elves organised the day, producing presentations for forms, designing posters and displays, including all the Christmas jumper bunting.

Headteacher Claire Robins, said: “It was lovely to see staff and students coming together to raise money for a good cause and generate lots of festive cheer to end the term on such a positive note.”

Over £1,000 was raised by the school for Save the Children as a result of the Christmas Jumper Day.