King’s Lynn school acts to support Nepalese friends after earthquake disaster

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Pupils at Lynn’s Howard Junior School have been collecting aid supplies to help the victims of the earthquakes in Nepal, after receiving first-hand accounts of the devastation.

The school is twinned with the Himalayan Primary School, whose pupils have written to their penfriends in West Norfolk, sharing their stories of the disaster.

Headteacher Gregory Hill said: “From not only seeing the tragedy on television, but having actual letters asking for help from pupils at our twin school, our pupils demanded we act to help these children.”

As well as raising several hundred pounds in cash donations, the school has also been collecting boxes of aid which will be sent to the disaster area.

Mr Hill said: “These boxes contain essential items of classroom materials and special treats for the children – toys and games. We have been overwhelmed by support from our community.

“It shows what excellent young people we have in our community.”

Pupils are pictured above with some of the aid boxes that have been collected.

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