Some of the many advent calendars collected for King’s Lynn Foodbank.

More than 100 advent calendars will be helping to spread some festive cheers to families in need this Christmas – thanks to students and staff at the King Edward VII Academy.

Each year, students choose a charity and organise a house event to make a positive contribution to the community. 

This year they decided to support King’s Lynn Foodbank after reading about the charity which is part of Your Local Paper’s Winter Appeal.

The whole school rose to the advent calendar challenge and food bank representative and volunteer Gemma Engledow collected more than 100 chocolate treats.

The Gaywood Road academy’s Ross McNeil who led the project, said: “A school community is much more than just a set of numbers. 

“Schools are at the heartbeat of the local community and we pride ourself on trying to support all of King’s Lynn and the surrounding area in any small way we can. 

“The personal development of all our students is vital and giving them the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the local community, in a variety of ways, is important to us all here at KESA. 

“We have more community and charity projects planned and will strive to keep encouraging our students to make a difference to their local community.”