PUPILS at a Hampshire school have raised more than £1,200 for people caught up in the war in Ukraine.

A group of Year 4 boys at Ringwood Junior School netted the money by running hundreds of laps of the playground.

They came up with the idea of running a total of 1,325 miles - the distance from London and the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv.

Wearing the Ukrainian colours of blue and yellow they ran around the edge of the playground during each break time.

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Donations from fellow pupils and their families have so far raised more than £1,200.

The headteacher, Sally-Ann Evans, said: "I am so proud of the boys and all they have achieved.

"It is always lovely when children show initiative and see through an idea that means so much to them and the wider community. Well done boys, you have inspired us all."

The money will be donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee.

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