YEAR 6 pupils at a Mexborough school organised a special event to help children living on landfill sites in Brazil.
The pupils at New Pastures Primary School on Pitt Street organised stalls to raise cash after learning about the plight of poor children in the South American country.
The event was held last Wednesday (Nov 29) and brought in £224, smashing the pupils’ target of £100.
The money will be given to a charity helping Brazilian children living in poverty, which has yet to be chosen by the school.
Deputy head Tom Purdy said: “It was really good.
“It was a children-led event so they organised it and administered it.
“Lots of parents came to visit the event.
“The children learnt a lot from it as well.”