A GROUP of Highbridge students found a creative use for their Comic Relief glasses and created an eye catching sculpture for a Burnham-on-Sea opticians.

Pupils from King Alfred’s School in Highbridge visited staff at Burnham Specsavers on March 29 to show off their sculpture, a giant smiling face made from Red Nose Day specs.

Rama Venkat, store director at Specsavers in Burnham, said everyone in the store had been impressed with the efforts from the students.

She added: “The sculpture looks fantastic.

“We’re so impressed by the creativity shown by the King Alfred’s students.

“We’re always keen to support Comic Relief and have been pulling out all the stops in store over the last two weeks to raise as much money as we can for this fantastic charity.”

Students at the school built the sculpture using Red Nose Day glasses given to them by the Specsavers store and it took them more than two weeks to complete.

Louise Amato, head of art at The King Alfred School, said the pupils really enjoyed the project and had a great time.

She added: “Our pupils were really excited and enthused to take on this project and had a great time creating the sculpture to show off to the staff.

“Thank you so much to Specsavers in Burnham for providing this opportunity.”

The Burnham Specsavers store has been hard at work over the last month and managed to raise a grand total of £583 for the BBC’s Comic Relief charity which has projects in the UK and abroad.

Staff put on a week of fundraising activities at the store to raise the funds as well as selling official Red Nose Day comedy glasses.

A spokesman for Specsavers, said: “We have been a Comic Relief partner since 2015 and it is great to see schools and community groups getting creative to raise money for a great cause.”