PUPILS got their school active to help others less fortunate across the world.

Year 7 students at Thornden School in Chandler’s Ford have raised more than £12,000 in seven months.

This includes more than £5,000 for Lepra raised last term through a sponsored street dance workout event.

Lepra helps people affected by leprosy and other diseases linked to poverty, discrimination and disability.

The previous term the same year group raised more than £7,000 for Canine Partners, which trains assistance dogs to give disabled people more independence.

Thanks to that money, the pupils can sponsor a dog and will be able to monitor its training progress.