ON Friday March 24 students, teachers and staff from Lochgelly West Primary School will be taking part in Red Nose Day.

This is promising to be the biggest and best fundraiser that Lochgelly West has ever done.

Over the past few weeks year Primary 2T, with the support of teachers and staff have been busy planning, practising and perfecting their activities ready for the big day.

The week will start with the selling of red noses. The day itself will be packed with fun and fundraising, starting with all the children of the school wearing something red.

There will also be plenty of activities for the children to participate in, such as a red nose day treasure hunt, cupcake decorating and a competition to design your own Red Nose!

Class teacher Michelle Tate said: "It has been really exciting to see the children become excited about raising money for Comic Relief.

"They have planned and organised a day of fun for the whole school to be involved in. They have really enjoyed learning about the different projects that will benefit from the money that is raised."

Pupil Ava Kirkaldy, aged 6 believes: "It’s time to help people in Africa. Celebrate Red Nose Day and help people like Hassan."

Hassan is a 12 year old boy living in Sierra Leone whose mother died from contracting the Ebola virus. Thanks to Red Nose Day money he was able to return to school following the Ebola crisis.

The money raised by the public is spent by Comic Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives, both here in the UK and Africa.