A TEACHER at Lochgelly West Primary was “overwhelmed” by the generosity of pupils, parents and staff to an appeal at the school.

Mrs Gail Budd, P6 class teacher, said that a Harvest Assembly had given the children food for thought and they had decided to collect whatever they could to help.

The result was a sizeable donation to Benarty Foodbank.

Mrs Budd told the Times: “The Primary 6 class performed their Harvest Assembly to the entire school and members of their families.

“They highlighted the wonderful job farmers do throughout the year to get food on our tables and filled the hall with their singing!

"I am very proud of all the pupils for their hard work and commitment towards learning their lines and the words of the songs. They were a joy to watch.

“Throughout the assembly the children shared a message of giving which later in the classroom, raised the question, ‘What could we be doing to help?’

“The children then decided to start a food bank collection which we will donate to Benarty Food Bank.

"We are overwhelmed with the amount of donations from pupils in our Nursery, right through to P7 and also from members of staff.

“The children are very proud of this and hope their contribution will make a difference to some local families.”