In 2014, when the nation will be marking 100 years since the outbreak of WWI, a Waterbeach school has become the 100th to sign up for Red, White and Blue Day.

The event – which is for school pupils across the UK - asks pupils to dress in Red, White and Blue each October to raise money for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, the RAF Benevolent Fund and the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.

This year, schools signing up will be able to download lesson plans on WWI, marking the centenary in an educational way. RWB2014 will be Friday 10 October, although schools can mark it on any day in October.

Jane Green, head teacher at Waterbeach Community Primary School said: “It’s wonderful to be the 100th school already signed up for the event this Autumn. It shows how popular Red, White and Blue Day is set to be this year.”

Patty Wallis, from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, said: “I know children and teachers will get behind it and raise as much as they can. It’s important not only to look back, but to raise money for service children whose parents are in today’s Armed Forces. Well done Waterbeach, we’re looking forward to hearing about how you mark Red, White Blue Day.”

To sign up, visit www.redwhiteblueday.co.uk