Pupils donned superhero costumes for a school assembly to help raise money for Children In Need.

All classes from Heathland School, in Eastcote Lane, South Harrow, took part in the event alongside schoolchildren from across the country for this year’s Children In Need.

Twelve pupils planned the whole school assembly, teaching their peers about the work of the BBC charity event and why they were raising money.

Heathland will be one of thousands of schools celebrating ‘Best Assembly Ever’ as part of the BBC fundraising drive.

Year 5 teacher Prabhjit Kooner said: “I was contacted three weeks ago about taking part. The children loved the whole idea and they really enjoyed planning the assembly.

“The whole school absolutely loved the day and they have been so excited. I think they really enjoyed it and have learnt a lot from the whole experience.”

In the three weeks running up to the assembly children held a cake sale and football competition helping raise more than £500 for Children in Need.