KIDS at Brinsley Primary School paid a visit to the village’s animal sanctuary after sponsoring one of its pigs.
The pupils took along £178 that they had recently raised at a school disco.
Teachers say they plan to hold fundraising events throughout the year to help pay for the pig’s food and upkeep.
Rocky the Kune Kune pig costs sanctuary owners Jon Beresford and Beth Hewis £500 a year.
The school plans to sell merchandise from the sanctuary at their Easter and summer fairs to raise further cash.
Eastwood MP Gloria De Piero also visited the sanctuary the same week.
The centre in Hobsic Close takes in farm animals, wildlife and unwanted pets.
John and Beth, who opened the sanctuary four years ago, took in a record amount of unwanted animals last year.
It is staffed by volunteers and the pair need to raise £30,000 each year to pay for animal food and treatment bills.