SCHOOLCHILDREN showed just how highly they rate their heroes by dressing up to look like them and raise money for an armed forces charity.
More than 200 youngsters at Leesland Juniors in Gosport traded their uniforms for a range of outfits from navy officers to soldiers, doctors, pop stars and historic characters and raised £400 for Help for Heroes.
Even staff got involved with headteacher Susan Hine dressing up as Queen Elizabeth I.
Callum Harding, seven, said: ‘I dressed as a sailor because my dad is in the Royal Navy and he is my hero. I had a fun day and I am pleased I helped make money for a great charity.’
Nathan Long, nine, added: ‘My dad used to be in the army in Bosnia and he is my hero and I would like to be a soldier when I grow up. People like my dad are really brave.’
The children also took part in a sponsored walk around the school grounds which they hope will take their total over £500.