Pupils and teachers at Poole’s Buckholme Towers School and Nursery donned their best camouflage and were put through their paces in a Camo Day to raise funds for military charity SSAFA on Friday June 20.

Camo Day is a worldwide non-uniform event raising funds and awareness for the charity which provides practical support and assistance to servicemen and women, veterans, and the families of both.

The pupils listened to a special headmaster’s assembly about the history of SSAFA and the role of the forces in Britain today. Each year group then took part in a boot camp style assault course organised by Blast Sport.

The school raised more than £500, of which half will be donated to SSAFA and half will go towards investing in new sports equipment for the pupils. Iain Robertson, headmaster at Buckholme Towers School and Nursery, said: “There was a lot of excitement throughout the school today, the pupils loved dressing up in camouflage and wearing face paints. Blast Sport provided an excellent assault course.

“There was a serious part to the day when we explained to the pupils about the important role the forces play all over the world, and discussed some of the devastating effects military conflicts can have on families and children.”

Buckholme Towers School and Nursery on Commercial Road, Poole, provides education for children aged two years and nine months to 12 years old.

For more information about the school please visit www.buckholmetowers.co.uk.