Caring students from King’s Lynn Academy donated produce to be distributed by the town’s food bank on Friday.
The collection had been organised by Year 11 student Shayne Pearce, who worked with other students, including Tiegan Keating.
Shayne decided to start collecting for Kings Lynn Foodbank following an assembly by Laura McNeil, entrepreneurship coordinator, which focused on how students can use their enterprise skills to have a positive impact in their local communities.
Tracy Hutton, foodbank project worker was delighted to receive the food collected, and said: “Thank you so much to Shayne and Tiegan for the work they have done.
“They are a credit to King’s Lynn Academy.
“Thanks also to the Academy who have pulled together to help make a difference to people’s lives in their time of need.”
Miss McNeil said “Shayne and Tiegan have shown great passion and determination in organising this food bank collection.
“As well as making a valued contribution to our local foodbank, this project has given them the opportunity to develop enterprise skills in their learning.
“Problem solving, team work, creativity, risk taking, passion and determination are all qualities that we expect students to discover in themselves during their time at KLA, and this food bank collection has been a great example of these skills.”
Shayne and Tiegan said: “We have enjoyed this opportunity because we know we are helping people who need the food the most.
“We did very well in a short time frame and hope in our next collection we can collect even more food.”