There was plenty of fun to be had on Friday last week as schools, businesses and individuals donned their red noses to raise funds for Comic Relief.

After consulting the children, Horton-in-Ribblesdale Primary School Council decided to go to school in their pyjamas for Comic Relief this year.

They also held a cake sale, with children and parents kept busy baking buns, cakes, biscuits and tray bakes.

Teachers at Ermysted’s Grammar School in Skipton showed off their dance moves as they starred in a music video of “Bom! Bom” by Sam and the Womp.

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Skipton Building Society held various events at its offices and branches. In the Silsden branch, five members of staff took turns to cycle 617 miles – the distance between the company's branches in Aberdeen and Plymouth. Customers donated £321 with some customers, including Silsden councillors Chris Atkinson and Adrian Naylor, joining in.

The teams at Church Street, Barnoldswick, and Victoria Road, Earby, offered drinks and cakes to visitors in return for a small donation.

Staff at Skipton Financial Services collected £700.11 with activities including a dress down day. Kerrie Jackson and Georgia Rich from the direct business centre stayed silent for the full day, while Sam Athersmith from customer services had his legs waxed.

At Steeton Primary School, 10-year-old Jack Muir organised a sponsored run.

He and fellow pupils William and Alexander Thompson and Eric Beaumont, all members of the school’s running club, completed 10 laps of the local recreation ground in 10 minutes. Their effort raised about £200.

Also, pupils dressed in red for the day and gave donations for the privilege, which raised a further £300.

“The day went really well,” said head teacher John Cooper.

At Brougham Street Nursery School, the toddlers and babies wore red or super hero costumes and enjoyed some delicious home-made cakes.

Ings Community Primary and Nursery School held a Great British Bake-Off, with children baking jam buns, biscuits and crispie-cakes, as well as designing packaging for their delicious treats. Everyone enjoyed the day and raised £62.14 for Comic Relief.

At Parish Church School, more than £350 was raised through sales of red noses, homemade buns, and collecting and donating change. Two children raised £20 by walking backwards for the day and another child took part in an eight mile bike ride.

Staff from small ship cruise specialist Blue Water Holidays took part in several fundraising activities, including “how will Jessie grow her hair” sweepstake poster and staff wearing silly hats and head pieces to work.

Year 5 and 6 children at the Boyle and Petyt School in Beamsley made a comic for Comic Relief.

Art co-ordinator Debra Petty said: “We have been studying the work of the pop artist Roy Lichtenstein and this has informed the style of the comic.

“The key stage two topic has been Superheroes and the children have had enormous fun, not just learning about their favourite characters, but also learning about heroism in all walks of life.

“Making a comic was a fantastic way for the children to reflect on their learning and to understand that their contribution to a worthy cause.”