Wearing it wild for Oz at Howard Junior School. Pictures: Ian Burt

Pupils at Howard Junior School have raised more than $3,000 for victims of the Australian wildfires. 

The school has raised the money through a month-long series of events, including dress-up days, bucket collections in King’s Lynn, making pictures of Australian animals with coins and cake sales.

Headteacher Gregory Hill said: “We asked the children to “wear it wild for Oz” by wearing animal costumes from around the world to raise awareness of animal welfare and the peril faced by animals around the world.

“The number one thing a school can teach is kindness and when people in Australia hear that children on the other side of the world are raising awareness and money it touches their hearts.”

Last month the school was presented with a certificate of appreciation from the Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.