ALBERT Primary School was a sea of fantastic and majestic colours last Friday for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, writes Albert Primary media monitor Anwen Falcon.

The Albert Primary Pupil Council had organised a non-uniform day and disco to raise funds for the Penarth branch of the RNLI.

Since its founding almost two centuries ago, the RNLI has saved more than 140,000 lives at sea.

They never fail to exceed expectations in the wide reaches of the ocean.

Most of the crew and staff are volunteers set on helping those trying to survive at sea, and Albert Primary pupils wanted to help give something back.

The pupil council representatives helped plan and run the fundraiser, asking the classes what songs they wanted played during the disco and running a healthy tuck shop during the event.

Head of the pupil council, Mr Thomas said: “It was a fantastic idea to raise money for such a worthy cause.

“This is a cause close to our home and hearts and the £562.80 raised will be donated to the Penarth RNLI lifeboat station on our treasured seafront.

“Well done, Team Albert.”

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service, and is made up of 95 per cent volunteers.