A school hall was transformed into an African market for the day which helped raise more than £600 for a charity.

The students of St Benedict’s Senior school in Ealing decorated the Cloisters with bright coloured signs and table cloths to make the market place look authentic and cakes, sweets, soft drinks and bracelets were on sale.

A total of £608 was raised for the Emanuel Orphanage in Guinea-Bissau in West Africa which looks after children whose mothers have died giving birth.

The next day the hall was changed into a beauty salon and pupils had their nails done for a couple of pounds.

Miss Tzira Correia, Housemistress of Barlow House, said: "We're delighted we can help this very worthwhile cause by adding our contribution to their fund-raising efforts."