Ready, welly, go . . . pupils at Middleton Academy. Picture: Paul Tibbs.

Pupils at a West Norfolk school are helping African farmers by pulling on their Wellies.

Teachers and pupils at Middleton Primary Academy  took part in a sponsored event this week to help charity. They all completed a Great African Welly Walk – covering a mile in their boots for cash.

The younger children walked around the school field while the older children walked around King’s Lynn.

Each child raised sponsorship for the mile they walked, and their miles are added to the total walked by other participants.

The charity Farm Africa hopes for a total of 16,000 miles.

“The children were really excited to wear wellies to raise money for such an important cause. We are supporting Farm Africa because they give communities in eastern Africa the tools they need to ‘grow themselves out of poverty,’’said head teacher Jacky Steel.

“On behalf of the rural communities we work with, I would like to say a really bing thank-you to all of the teachers and pupils fundraising for us,” said Sarah Goddard, community fundraising manager for Farm Africa.