It would've been easy to confuse Assumption School for Flemington Racecourse yesterday as students got into the spirit of the Melbourne Cup.
The students attended school dressed in their finest Melbourne Cup-themed attire, and brought in coins of various denominations to create money trails resembling trophies.
Assumption School religious education co-ordinator Catherine Connor said the proceeds will go towards a Catholic Mission initiative supporting Nagaland, a state in northeastern India.
"The school puts this initiative into place each year at Melbourne Cup time to help build student awareness for the needs of others," Ms Connor said.
"Catholic Mission supports those in countries who don't have easy access to clean drinking water and education."
The students assembled four trophy-shaped money trails in the main courtyard resembling the school's sporting houses.
Assumption School assistant principal David Maher said it was fantastic to see the students get on board for the cause.
"The Melbourne Cup is one of the biggest events in Australia and we're happy to be involved with it in such a unique way," Mr Maher said.
For more information, visit catholicmission.org.au.