King’s Lynn Academy raise funds for twin school

Fun Day iao Nepal appeal, at King's Lynn Academy'Tin Can Alley stall with from LtoR, (year 7 students), Beth Ross, Ethan Albon, Abigail Poll ANL-150713-090641009
Fun Day iao Nepal appeal, at King's Lynn Academy'Tin Can Alley stall with from LtoR, (year 7 students), Beth Ross, Ethan Albon, Abigail Poll ANL-150713-090641009
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Students and staff from King’s Lynn Academy put their business skills to the test for charity by running a community day to raise money for their twin school in Nepal.

Acting school head Terri Broughton set students and staff the task as they looked to support and help people whose lives have been devastated by the recent earthquake.

Along with other, previous fund-raising events, students have managed to raise more than £5,000 for their twin school.

Mrs Broughton said: “I am so proud of the young people in our academy. It’s nice to put something back into our local community.

“Staff and students always step up to help when we are doing something different.

“The whole day had a slight festival feel to it and everyone mucked in to make it such a fantastic success.

“During the day a parent remarked on what a safe school the academy is, and that was a lovely comment to hear.”

The day saw hundreds of students setting up and running their own stalls, games and other initiatives.

During the day, items such as badges, Nepalese flags, cards, plants and fruit smoothies were sold. Other activities included bouncy castles and sumo suits.

Crowds were serenaded throughout the day by Howard Infants School, Simon the peripatetic music teacher and the King’s Lynn Academy singers, who later performed at Festival Too.

Year 8 student Tymoteusz Pioteusz (Timek) enjoyed the fun, saying: “This really is learning without limits.”

Businesses and organisations supported the event through sponsorship and by attending on the day itself.

They included Arcadia Home Heating – Wood Burning Stoves, Adrian Flux, Pinguin Foods, Auto Technics, Freebridge Community Housing, the Purfleet Trust, RAF, the police and the fire brigade.

The Discovery Centre brought along a double-decker study bus, which will be shared with the KLA to encourage students from outlying villages to have access to the internet, along with a tank.

Parents also provided raffle prizes and cakes, and supported students, and a great day was enjoyed by all.