STUDENTS at a Highbridge school have designed Bug Towers which they are auctioning off throughout December to raise funds for charity.

Pupils from The King Alfred School Academy’s GCSE Design and Technology class have been working in pairs to make the bug-towers out of fully recyclable materials over the past six weeks.

Last week the students visited Sanders Garden Centre with Dawn Carey and Pauline West from In Charley’s Memory to see their projects on display and had the chance to meet Charley’s grandmother, Pauline, and tell her about the bug towers.

Student Jasmine Haines, said, “Meeting Charley’s nan and his family, and talking about the bug towers was amazing. Learning how much our efforts mean to them, allow us to understand why the charity is so important in modern times.”

The students’ projects will be auctioned off on Ebay between now and December 15 by representatives from In Charley’s Memory (ICM).

Dawn Carey from ICM, said: “Walking around the corner and seeing all of the towers spread out in front of me, really made me feel emotional.

“The school are doing so much for us; we are all so grateful to the students who worked so diligently. They are all incredible.”

Nathan Jenkins, principal of The King Alfred School Academy, said: “These bug towers are simply brilliant and a credit to all the students. This was a tremendous community and charity project.”

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