PUPILS from Preston Lodge High School are being encouraged to don their school house colours for a dress down day to help a student’s Christmas gift appeal.

Aidan Hogg, an S5 student, has been receiving treatment at Edinburgh’s Royal Hospital for Children and Young People after his leukaemia diagnosis in March.

He recently completed his final round of chemotherapy.

Now, students at his school are supporting his Christmas bag appeal – named Aidan’s Magical Gifts.

Staff and students are being asking to wear something in their house colours – red, blue and yellow – on Friday (October 15) and donate £1 during registration.

House points will be awarded for those taking part.