YOUNGSTERS at a school in Barrhead managed to raise almost £1,000 to help people whose lives have been devastated by the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.

Pupils at Barrhead High managed to raise the incredible amount of money for the Disaster Emergency Committee in response to the recent tragedy.

At least 54,000 people are known to have died, and thousands more left homeless, after two devastating earthquakes on February 6.

Children at the school asked their head teacher, Fiona Johnston if they could organise fundraising activities to help support the crisis.

Barrhead News: The school raised just over £900 for the causeThe school raised just over £900 for the cause (Image: Barrhead High School)

Pupils from across the school then held assemblies and organised various activities including sponge the teacher, carnival games, bingo, and beat the teacher at badminton.

Ms Johnston said: “The learners have demonstrated the school values to support others and work together as a team to make a difference.

“I’m very proud of their leadership and active citizenship.”

The school raised just over £900 for the cause.