Pupils raise money for Nepal appeal

Children pour out the money donated by families of Bede Academy South to the Nepal earthquake fund.
Children pour out the money donated by families of Bede Academy South to the Nepal earthquake fund.

Generous families in Blyth have donated hundreds of pounds after being moved by the plight of victims of the Nepal earthquake.

Bede Academy South launched an appeal for donations, and in just one weekend families gave more than £1,800.

The children were given a template of a small box to take home and make, then fill with money to bring back to school, and the donations were then poured out onto a Nepalese flag.

Headteacher Irene Watson said: “We never cease to be amazed by the incredible generosity of parents, children and staff when we ask them to support a cause. The level of donations this time reflects how much people have been moved by the terrible effects of the earthquake in Nepal.

“We teach the children about how lucky we are and how there are people around the world in desperate need.”