Children donned their red clothes, noses and even got round to making their own hats to raise money for Comic Relief 2013 - which turned 25 today.

Schools across the district held different events in an attempt to raise money for Red Nose Day and smash 2011’s fundraising total of £108,436,277.

Beech Hyde Primary School, in Nurseries Road, got into the spirit as they made and wore their own wacky hats including a goldfish bowl and flower arrangements.

Fiona Carnegie, a teacher at the school teacher said: "It was absolutely fantastic. It was so colourful. We raised lots of money.

"There was a huge creative input from all the children and parents.

"It was very impressive. Everyone made such a wonderful effort."

Meanwhile, pupils from Maple Primary School enjoyed a bring and buy sale, which was organised by children in year two.

The school in Hall Place Gardens raised around £500.

Claire Stanley, office manager at the school said: "It was a brilliant day and our year two pupils really enjoyed playing shop keepers.

"All the children came in wearing something red and it looks as though we have raised about £500, which is fantastic for a small school.

"It was a great success."

Pupils from Skyswood Primary school decided to do something a bit different and ditched their paint brushes and created works of art with their noses.

A charity Zumba class in Harpenden Sports Centre raised £350 for Comic Relief, supporting vulnerable people in the UK and Africa.