A primary school in Urmston has raised money and collected books for children overseas.

Pupils at Highfield Primary School on Bridgenorth Avenue have been working hard to support the 'book bus foundation', a charity which helps children in Zambia to "read their way to a better future" and "change children's lives forever".

Year 6 council representatives, Anaya, Fletcher, Diaz and Izzy, led the project and successfully collected hundreds of books throughout November last year.

The team also raised money towards a reading bus by hosting a 'book clue' activity.

Children brought an item or dressed up to link to a book of their choice and shared their clue with their class to guess.

The activity saw £150 donated towards the book bus which will be used in Zambia to deliver books to different schools and communities.

Each bus has a mentor and volunteer on board to connect with the children and facilitate their reading.

The youngsters then presented the project in assembly and ensured it had a high profile throughout the month. 

Assistant Headteacher, Danielle Lewis, said that the "entire school came together to support the project" and that the school council "worked extremely hard on this, showing enthusiasm, consideration and care".

Ms Lewis added: "As a school, we are incredibly proud of them.

"They have shown an excellent understanding of the needs of others and appreciate how fortunate they are - to have access to teaching and learning opportunities on a daily basis, with a wealth of books and reading opportunities."