Glusburn Primary School pupils went to the movies – and helped raise money for people in disaster zones.

The school held a fundraising cinema evening, attended by more than 170 children and parents.

It was the brainchild of parent Vonni Hockey and her daughter, Tyla, and families were asked to vote for their favourite film.

The winner was Mr Peabody And Sherman, with 51 votes.

The evening was staged to raise money towards a Shelterbox, which will be used in a disaster zone to provide accommodation. Each box costs £590 and contains a tent and essential equipment, such as a stove, water purifier and tools.

“Our parent fundraising team did a superb job serving refreshments, even selling interval ice-creams,” said headteacher, Richard Hunt. “The event raised £150, allowing us to exceed our target of £600 to buy a Shelterbox.”

The event was also supported by local garage Just Citroën who donated £250 and parked a ‘stickered-up’ car at the school.