Pupils from South Wootton. Pictures by Ian Burt can be ordered by calling 01553 611111.

Pupils at two West Norfolk primary schools said “hello yellow” for World Mental Health day.

The event took place across the country last Friday and pupils at West Lynn primary and South Wootton junior schools dressed in yellow to raise money and awareness for mental health charity, Young Minds.

West Lynn pupils raised £142 and the school’s mental health champions Jemma Grimmer and Michelle Adams said: “At West Lynn primary we promote and support the mental health and wellbeing of everyone in the school community.

“By wearing yellow we are showing that young people are not alone with their mental health and at the same time raising money for the Young Minds charity.

“We are taking a whole school approach to mental health by embedding it into our PSHE curriculum, placing a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health.”

South Wootton Junior School headteacher Georgie Earl said: “It was really successful and lots of children and staff took part. We did it to raise awareness of us all being mindful of our mental health.

“In our curriculum we teach the children how to care for their own mental health and have a dedicated pastoral team who work closely with parents and outside agencies to support children going through difficult times as part of our whole school approach.”