An oompa-loompa, a unicorn and a storm trooper were just some of the bizarre creatures spotted pounding pavements in Purbeck during the festive period - as pupils got in the festive spirit to raise money for charity.

Students from The Purbeck School in Wareham donned their best fancy dress on the last day of term, for the sixth form’s annual charity fun day.

Dressed up in an array of comical outfits including a monk, Where’s Wally and a giant snowman, pupils spent the morning touring Wareham’s high street and local businesses to raise funds for their two chosen charities, Purbeck Youth and Community Foundation and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Charity prefect, Daniel Bolar said: “We were overwhelmed with the generosity of the public. We had a fantastic warm welcome wherever we went and people donated more than I expected.”

In total the students managed to raise £700.

“In particular we would like to thank the Purbeck School students and their parents, the staff at M J White Ltd, garage and the officers and councillors of Purbeck District Council who helped us to beat last year’s fundraising target,” Daniel said.

After their fundraising efforts, the students took part in a festive fancy dress competition and a ‘University Challenge’ quiz.

The day was rounded off with the eight tutor groups going head-to-head in the ‘Purbeck Bake Off’ competition.

Head of Sixth Form Debs Rayner said each tutor group submitted an “exceedingly good” entry with an array delicious treats being made.

Mrs Rayner said: “It is brilliant to see our sixth formers having so much fun and raising a significant amount of money for charity. We are so proud of their achievements today.”

The competition was judged by headteacher, Adam Darley and head of DT, Amanda Denny.

The school thanked Deli on the Quay in Poole and chocolate brand Chococo for sponsoring the day by providing delicious cakes and chocolate treats.