IT was big and it was bonkers!

Pupils at schools across north and west Cumbria donned red clothing and red noses in support of Comic Relief.

At some schools, uniforms were ditched for the day and at others big and bonkers hair came into play.

Pupils and staff at Kingmoor Nursery and Infant School on Hether Drive, Lowry Hill, were definitely having a bad hair day.

Out came the hair chalk, coloured hair spray, wigs and headbands in support of the charity which strives to create a world free of poverty. Money raised supports vulnerable people and communities in the UK and internationally.

Each child at Kingmoor Nursery and Infant School paid £1 which will be donated to the charity.

Pupils at the neighbouring junior school wore red for the day.

At Cumwhinton School, near Carlisle, children dressed in red and sported their red noses.

Sallie Broomby, a senior teaching assistant at the school, said: “They all had lots of fun.”

Youngsters at Jericho School in Whitehaven held a danceathon to raise money for Comic Relief. TV presenters Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly danced for 24 hours and five minutes in aid of Comic Relief