Schoolchildren in Barrow got in the Dave Day spirit by dressing up like the Hairy Biker.

Pupils at Greengate Junior School were invited to ditch their usual uniform to celebrate the life of Dave Myers on Friday, the day before thousands of people arrived in Barrow to do exactly the same thing.

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Teachers Neil Irving and Stephen Leigh were the ones tasked with organising the day with the school not wanting to be left out of the occasion.

The Mail: The children did not want to miss out on the occasionThe children did not want to miss out on the occasion (Image: Stephen Leigh)

Stephen said: "We thought that, as it's on a Saturday and we're obviously closed on a Saturday, we should celebrate this momentous day in some great, Greengate way.

"We had fake beards all over school so that people could pick them up if they needed one."

Whilst the children came fully prepared with their wackiest Hawaiian shirts and a whole host of handlebar moustaches, the teachers did not miss out either, with plenty getting dressed up too.

The Mail: The children sported their best fake moustaches to be more like DaveThe children sported their best fake moustaches to be more like Dave (Image: Stephen Leigh)

On the topic of Dave Day, Stephen added: "It's been amazing, what we've seen on social media and what's been on the radio - everyone was so excited for it and they didn't even know what to expect.

"There were lots and lots of people in Barrow and that can only be a good thing for this brilliant place."

The children who got involved were asked to bring in some chocolate into school to support the tombola and raffle at the upcoming Summer Fair.

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"Barrow sometimes doesn't get the best press which is very undeserved," Neil said.

"Lots of people came to Barrow for the first time and got to see all the wonderful sights and things to do."

For the children, the fake facial hair may have been 'weird' and 'very itchy', but it was all worth it to remember a 'Barrovian treasure'.