Pupils at a Muslim primary school took part in a day of sporting activities to raise money for charity.

Children at Harrow Primary School were put through their paces doing a series of challenges for the school’s second annual charity fitness event.

There were a total of nine different events, including a balance beam walk, sprint relays and hurdles.

In the build up to today’s event at Harrow Leisure Centre, in Christchurch Avenue, pupils had to collect sponsorship money to take part in the sports day.

Sports and fitness coach Abdul-Rahman Badhwal said: “I think the children really enjoy themselves but they’ve also learnt a huge amount.

“By raising money for charity they learn about the importance of giving and helping other people.

“Last year when we did the event they got to see some pictures of where there money had gone, what it had paid for and how it had helped others.

“The other element which is really important for us is teaching all the children about health and fitness, but in a fun environment, outside the classroom.”

Last year the Gayton Road school raised more than £1,600 for two charities and this year pupils have already raised more than £2,000 which will go to the Lady Fatemah Trust and the Iraqi Development Organisation.