Students making bunting ready for the community day. Picture: Tony Jones.

Students at King’s Lynn Academy have launched a project to raise money for their twin school in Nepal.

They have been busy organising a community fun day in a bid to raise money to support people whose lives have been devastated by the earthquakes which happened earlier this year.

The event is due to be held on Friday July 10, between 3pm and 5pm at the school It will be opened by three-time Olympian swimmer Joanne Jackson.

Acting headteacher, Terri Broughton, said: “I am proud of the whole school, it’s nice to put something back in to our local community.

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

The school has so far raised £1,800 of its £10,000 target, and it is hoped the event, which will be held next month, will give their fundraising a boost.

In preparation for the day, students are already making items to sell including badges, Nepal flags and cards.

Students have been encouraged to work in teams to help learn about problem solving skills.

Each tutor group is running an activity for the day, which will include raffles, food stalls, family fun run.

There will also be a dog show with a difference, visitors are asked to bring a picture of favourite pooch as no dogs are allowed on the school grounds.

Visitors can also look forward to sample the students’ own fruit smoothies on the day.

Year 9 student, Henry Pooley, who will be taking part, said: “It is good when we are working together to help someone else less fortunate.”