PRIMARY school pupils have been working on their wellbeing while raising money for a mental health charity.

Children at the Federation of Abbey Schools in Darlington were encouraged to wear the clothes that make them feel happy for the day and took part in a range of activities aimed at promoting wellbeing.

Matthew Hoss from Darlington MIND also spent the morning at the school and held assemblies for infant and junior children explaining about the charity and how it would use the money raised.

He also held a workshop with pupils in year five, which is aimed at helping children to be resilient in their emotional wellbeing.

Throughout the day, classes did activities to understand and promote wellbeing, including yoga, mindfulness, and a range of crafts like hand knitting.

Other activities included one called "happiness in a jar" and "star qualities" exercises.

During the afternoon, pupils who are part of the school council and the charity committee sold some Mind merchandise, including stress balls to their classmates.

Children also brought in donations, which raised a total of raised £675.11 for Darlington Mind.