ALVA Academy has once again smashed the amount of money raised for Macmillan through a number of fundraising events.

The school announced on Friday that it has raised £43,086 – almost £2k more than was raised last year.

That total takes the school over another phenomenal milestone as it has now raised more than £300,000 for the cancer charity since 2004.

David Clifford told the Advertiser: "The fact that it is a bigger total than last year does not change the reason why do it.

"We could not be prouder to the raise the money we do and to be able to explain to the pupils what this money can do is incredible.

"The money raised can provide 154 pain-free hours for sufferers. That is the statistic which gets us every time."

The school held a number of wonderful events including a mass head shaving session at the end of last month.

A cake-off was held last Friday, October 5, in which a number of teachers, including the principal and a depute, competed to have the best decorated cake.

Organised the home economics teacher and a number of sixth year pupils, the teachers had 10 minutes to make their cake look best in front of a packed assembly hall, which pupils had to donate to enter so that they could watch.

The competition was judged by the home economics teacher and the organising pupils, and they decided that English teacher Miss Melville was the worthy winner.

All money raised at the event towards the year's fantastic total as previously mentioned.