Gulval School pupils held a sponsored walk on Tuesday to collect money for Shelter Box, an organisation providing emergency aid to disaster zones.
The children walked the equivalent of 200 miles collectively and raised over £1,180.
Paul Baker, Principal at Gulval School, said: “Our school community was so moved by the tragic stories coming out of Nepal, involving families no different to us, that we decided to act. The children planned the sponsored event and we came together very quickly to raise in excess of £1,180. I was incredibly proud of the children involved with this event, they showed compassion and a real desire to work hard for others less fortunate than themselves, together they have made a difference to the lives of those caught up in this disaster.
Each Shelter Box is £590, the school have raised a grand total of £1,180 which is enough to send two boxes to Nepal.
In January of this year Gulval signed the International Charter to become Cornwall’s first Compassionate School, they were the first in Cornwall to do so. The school have certainly been living up to its status.