PUPILS from a North-East school have attempted to break a number of world records to raise money for charity.

Year Five pupils at Ingleby Mill Primary School, in Ingleby Barwick, near Stockton attempted to build the world's tallest toilet roll tower, put on the most T-shirts in one minute and beat the fastest time for assembling a Mr Potato Head toy.

The event was held to raise money for the Trinity Holistic Centre, which is based at the James Cook Hospital and provides holistic therapies and counselling to patients who are either suffering or recovering from cancer.

Finley Blackburn, Eva Farndale, Abigail Thompson, Kayden Robinson, Chloe Dillon and Heya Sami decided to put on their event as part of the school's summer fair, and Newcastle Building Society made a £100 donation to help them make it happen.

The donation was part of Newcastle Building Society's Boardroom Charity Challenge, which asks young people to develop business ideas that focus on benefitting their local community.

Despite failing to break the records, the pupils still managed to raise £500.

Glenn Carter, teacher at the school, said: "We had lots of enthusiastic would-be record breakers trying to meet the challenges the children set them.

"While we didn't have anyone getting their name into the record books, they all had a lot of fun trying."