Messy playtime is all boxed up

A row of "homes" as pupils from Barnacre Road school dress up in boxes to raise money for the homeless
A row of "homes" as pupils from Barnacre Road school dress up in boxes to raise money for the homeless
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Getting down and dirty was top of the timetable for youngsters at Barnacre Road School in Longridge.

When pupils were asked to take part in a charity event they really did get stuck in... throwing themselves into a sponsored mud run.

Barnacre Road School held a fun run buy homeless boxes for the needy

Barnacre Road School held a fun run buy homeless boxes for the needy

The event was arranged in response to the recent natural disasters around the world which left thousands of people homeless.

By working with the Longridge and North Preston Rotary Club, the primary children raised money for Shelter Box, which provides emergency shelter for the families affected by disaster.

To tie in with the theme, pupils took cardboard boxes into school and spent a morning decorating them with a wide range of designs.

The afternoon saw the children wear these creations to signify “home” for the fun run, which very quickly turned the school field into a muddy mess.

Messy play took on  a new meaning when pupils from Barnacre Road School in Longridge held a mud run.

Messy play took on a new meaning when pupils from Barnacre Road School in Longridge held a mud run.

However, pupils were prepared and continued to battle through the mud in their wellies and tried to keep their boxes intact.

Sponsor money collected so far has topped the £1,800 mark.

This money is expected to be enough to pay for two shelter boxes – ensuring at least two families in need will receive emergency shelter and resources to keep them going.

Messy play.... Barnacre Road Primary School staged a fun run in the mud to raise money for the homeless

Messy play.... Barnacre Road Primary School staged a fun run in the mud to raise money for the homeless

Hey..... look at me. I'm muddy and I know it. Pupils from Barnacre Road School staged a muddy fun run to boost funds for charity

Hey..... look at me. I'm muddy and I know it. Pupils from Barnacre Road School staged a muddy fun run to boost funds for charity

All boxed in... Barnacre Road School held a fun run in the mud to help raise money for the homeless

All boxed in... Barnacre Road School held a fun run in the mud to help raise money for the homeless