CHILDREN at Alexander Park School have been proved to be a class act when it comes to caring for those in need.

Pupils have been answering the plighting of Oldham Food Bank after the organisation took part in one of their harvest assemblies to explain the vital service they provide.

Over two weeks the youngsters collected around 200 donations for the charity which helps out local people in times of desperate need.

PSHE co-ordinator Samantha Hickling said: "It is fantastic to have so many donations from our children. They are always willing to help out those in need and it shows at times like this.

"The foodbank provide a vital service to all those in our community who are in need, and we are proud at Alexandra Park to support that each year. Really, they need more support to keep their vital service running. Well done to everyone for their kind donations."

They have also been lending a hand on a global scale.

Teaching assistant Noshad Jan led a campaign to provide a water pump through charity One Nation UK for a village community in Bangladesh and they easily smashed their £300 donation target.

Headteacher Jenny Seabright said: "It's fantastic to see so many children, families and staff contribute to such an amazing cause.

"The impact the water pump will have on the families in the small village in Bangladesh will be life changing. At Alexandra Park Junior School we make a difference to many lives which reach well into our global community."

"Our goal was £300, not only did we reach it but we exceeded it and raised £345.27.

"We look forward to receiving pictures of the water pump. It was a pleasure working in collaboration with the charity One Nation UK."

From left to right: Mujahid Ali from One Nation UK, pupils Hassan, Zackariya, Aysha, Malyka, headteacher Jenny Seabright and teaching assistant Noshad Jan.