Schoolchildren across Bucks got into the spirit of Red Nose Day on Friday to raise money for Comic Relief.

Students at The Highcrest Academy took part in a non-uniform day with a difference as they stayed in separate ‘bubbles’ in different areas of the High Wycombe school.

They supported the charity by buying red noses and are thought to have raised more than £800.

Assistant headteacher Joe Clarke, who ran an online assembly for Comic Relief on the day, said: “It was a wonderful effort by everyone concerned, especially given the challenges thrown up by social isolation.

Bucks Free Press: Highcrest students on Red Nose Day. Top left: Isla O'Rourke, Lilly Ip, 11, Willow Saunders, 12, and Anya Mudimbi-Hanson, 11; Top right: Lily Laker, 12; Bottom right: Aaban Adeel, Ibrahim Amjad and Sibghat Ullah, all 11; Bottom left: Samuel Evans, 11Highcrest students on Red Nose Day. Top left: Isla O'Rourke, Lilly Ip, 11, Willow Saunders, 12, and Anya Mudimbi-Hanson, 11; Top right: Lily Laker, 12; Bottom right: Aaban Adeel, Ibrahim Amjad and Sibghat Ullah, all 11; Bottom left: Samuel Evans, 11

“Pupils and staff were really keen to help this great cause and went to great lengths to ensure the day was a success.

“We don’t yet have a final total, but we believe we have raised more than £800 which is magnificent.”

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And five-year-old Aiden Clements, from Longwick, dressed up as Captain Sir Tom Moore and helped his school, Monks Risborough Primary, raise £495, with mum Hayley Rose calling him her “little hero”.

Aiden suffers from nephronophthisis, a genetic disorder of the kidneys which affects children, and will need to have a kidney transplant at some point.

Hayley said: “I always call him my little hero.

Bucks Free Press: Aiden Clements, 5, dressed up as Captain Sir Tom MooreAiden Clements, 5, dressed up as Captain Sir Tom Moore

“I bought him Sir Tom’s book when it came out and he absolutely loves it.

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“He wanted to dress up like an older hero, I asked him if he wanted to dress as Spiderman or something and he said no, he wanted to be Tom Moore.

“It is his favourite book, I read it to him every night.

“I’m very proud of him, he goes through a lot.”