Pupils and teachers at a school in Bolton have paid tribute to a popular teacher through Christmas fancy dress.

Andrew McNally, 28, worked at Canon Slade secondary in the north-west after moving from his native north-east to pursue a career in drama teaching, the Journal Live reports.

He was found dead at home in July and youngsters decided to take part in an event that would honour his memory while raising money for charity.

They decided on a festive fancy dress fun run around the land close to the school and by the time the big day came around this week, around 300 people had registered to take part.

In the end, they raised more than £600 for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

Carol Brooking, head of PE at the Bolton school, said: "Having so many young people and staff take part is a great tribute to Andrew, who was a popular, well respected and well-loved teacher."

Given the frigid temperatures in the north-west lately, it's likely that many of the runners wished they had opted to wear something padded, such as a turkey fancy dress costume!