Pupils at St Ives School braved the wind and rain to take part in their first Santa Fun Run yesterday.
Two hundred people, including pupils, teachers and school governors dressed in Santa costumes for the event, which raises money for Cornwall Hospice Care.
The Santas took part in a warm-up Christmas Zumba lesson before setting off on the course across the school fields.
Head teacher, Richard Schofield, said: “We are overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and resilience of our students and staff who, despite the terrible weather, made this event a huge success and raised in excess of £1,600 for Cornwall Hospice Care.”
The total is expected to increase with more sponsorship money still to be collected.
Prizes were awarded to students for best decorated costume.
For the girls competition it was Rosie Rayson who came first and for the boys, Jack Tarplee took the title.
Finn Rule was congratulated after finishing the course in first place.
In the new year, further prizes will be awarded to the top fundraisers.