The team at King’s Lynn Academy. Pictures by Ian Burt can be ordered from Your Local Paper on 01553 611111

A festive lunch with all the trimmings and hampers packed full of goodies made Christmas special for more than 100 members of the community.

Kindhearted staff and students at King’s Lynn Academy made sure it was a Christmas to remember when, after the school closed for the festive break, the school was set up for a two-course turkey lunch for 110 people last Thursday.

The lunch was a return to tradition as it has been held before the pandemic but then put on hold and replaced by providing festive hampers instead.

However, this year organiser Hayley Lockey, head of Year 11, and her team excelled themselves by providing both lunch and hampers.

The lunch was enjoyed by people within the community from clubs, churches, family and friends, while hampers went to the town’s night shelter, a local care home and some of those unable to attend the lunch.

KLA teacher Megan Bowen organised the hamper goodies which were provided by donations from staff, students and parents.

The school’s canteen team and cooks made the festive lunch which had been sponsored by Lynnmoore Engineering Ltd while Robinson’s Transport provided the potatoes.

Some KLA students entertained at the lunch, singing carols.