Left, Erianna Avloniti-Yelland, six with Ciaran Jerram, five and Clayre Brown at St Mary's Primary School, Ryde, Isle of Wight. Picture by Robin Crossley.
CHILDREN from Ryde had an excuse not to get dressed on Friday as they came to school in their pyjamas for Children in Need.
Teachers and pupils from St Mary's Primary School raised nearly £500 by getting friends and family to sponsor them to spend the day in their sleepwear.
It was just one of a host of events over recent days on the Isle of Wight in aid of the national appeal.
Melanie Underhay, reception teacher at the school said: "Normally each year the children come in dressed up, but this year the teachers decided they would follow the Blue Peter appeal, 'go pyjamas', and get sponsored for wearing pyjamas.
"The staff that did it asked the children if they wanted to join in, which of course most of them did. Even the lollipop man had his pyjamas on under his uniform."
For more on this story and pictures and reports of other Children in Need events around the Isle of Wight, please see the Isle of Wight County Press, Friday, November 23.