YOUNGSTERS enjoyed a day raising money for Children in Need - and sliming their teachers.

Bassett Green Primary School in Southampton had a morning packed with activities including face painting and best-dressed competition.

Pupils voted on which teachers they wanted to slime - paying £1 for every vote, raising some £365.

Unfortunately for headteacher Charlotte Stillwell, and Head of Fire House, Thomas Bastable, they were voted to be slimed by pupils in the school playground.

Elsewhere, Itchen Sixth Form College was raising money by completing a fancy dress fun run.

All involved paid £1 - with the hope some £400 will be raised.

Uniform Protection Services teacher Mark Wheeler has organised the fun run every year since 2007, where participants run from the college field, around the building and back again.

Mr Wheeler told the Echo: "We do this every year and it's put together by the Protective Services Department - so that will be students in their second year who are doing volunteering as one of their courses.

"It always goes down really well and we try and get as many people from within the college as possible to get involved, it's good fun and for a worthy cause."

Staff and students dressed up as an array of popular characters - including Spider-Man, Superman, and Woody from Toy Story.

Mark added: "There are children in need all around the world, including some locally in Southampton.

"We have people who are young carers, so this money can go some way to helping them.

"The most we've ever raised is £800, which is fantastic.

"We always tend to raise over £400 and we'll have students walking around college and also into Bitterne with buckets hoping to raise money, so again, it all goes towards a fantastic cause."