School pupils and staff have been getting into the spirit of things ahead of the Easter break in aid of Ramsbottom Pantry.

Children at St Mary's CE Primary School in Hawkshaw donated a box of cereal each to create a huge "domino rally" around the pavement.

After the fun of seeing 98 breakfast boxes topple over on Thursday - which led to raucous cheers from pupils and staff - they were delivered to the pantry to be given to people less fortunate.

It took place during a rare spell of sunshine and blue skies and the pupils were given Easter treats in return for their generosity.

And some of the children at the Bolton Road school even donated their chocolate treats to the pantry.

Bury Times: Some of the children with their Easter eggsSome of the children with their Easter eggs (Image: Supplied)

Head teacher Geraldine Skinner said: "Every child brought in a full box of cereal in return for an Easter treat donated by our wonderful parent teacher association (PTA) and local branches of Tesco. 

"We created a giant domino rally using 98 boxes.

"The cereal boxes will be donated to Ramsbottom Pantry.

"It is a fantastic local charity which we support throughout the year. What a wonderful way to end the Spring term!’’

Bury Times: Some of the children with their cereal boxesSome of the children with their cereal boxes (Image: Supplied)

PTA chair Kimberley Brunning added: "We are a small school with only 100 children set in the village of Hawkshaw .

"As a PTA we love to run fundraising events but also to organise other activities, which include giving back and this is a delightful example.

"Such a simple but engaging and fun thing to do with all the children and staff.

"Ramsbottom Pantry said they were delighted with the donation."