CHILDREN wanted to help a charity after the tragic death of one of their classmates.
Outlane Junior School pupil Aisha Yasin died early in June just weeks after she was diagnosed with leukaemia.
The 10-year-old joined the school last September and her family live at Mount.
After her death at St James's Hospital in Leeds, Macmillan Nurses visited the school to talk to her classmates.
The youngsters decided they wanted to do something to help the children's cancer charity Candlelighters, which provides holiday homes and gives other support to families whose child is undergoing cancer treatment.
All the children in Aisha's class, 5P, wanted to do a sponsored skip.
Class teacher Jane Peat said: "Aisha was always happy and smiling and loved to skip - which is why the children decided a sponsored skip was the most appropriate event.
"All the pupils wanted to do something positive in her memory."
The response has been amazing with some youngsters amassing £300 in sponsorship alone.
Staff at the school have given donations and the event will raise many hundreds of pounds.
Each child skipped for five minutes and the best skipper was Emily Wright who managed 463.