HUNDREDS of pupils are getting in the Blue Day spirit by eating blueberry muffins.
Youngsters at Gatcombe Park Primary School, Hilsea, have been scoffing the cakes in aid of Blue Day today.
The event, which raises money for local charity the Tom Prince Cancer Trust, sees hundreds across the city host blue-themed events.
The muffins were donated to the school by meal supplier, Eden Foodservice, to sell on behalf of the charity and all the proceeds go to the cause.
Headteacher Carole Roberts said: ‘We all like Blue Day here, it’s for a worthwhile cause and we’re happy to support it.
‘Events like this encourage the children to think about charity and find out a little bit more about what is going on in the world.’
Meanwhile staff and youngsters at Little Admirals Pre-School, Hilsea, are wearing blue in a bid to raise cash for the charity.
They will also hold many blue activities later today, including face painting and arts and crafts.
Manager Karen Potter said: ‘One of our staff members, Siani, used to know Tom. She started it off the first year there was a Blue Day and it’s just something we’ve kept going.
‘Lot’s of the children have older siblings that go to schools that do things for Blue Day so it’s a nice way for us to keep in touch with the community.
‘And it gives them a chance to think about other people.’