YOUNGSTERS at a borough primary school have been helping raise money to support a new dental health project in the mountains of Nepal.
Pupils at Priory Primary School in Tynemouth held a grand cake sale to celebrate the launch of their new school website while also raising money for the project.
The funds will go towards Dental Team Nepal as it delivers a new educational programme to 14 community-based outposts in the Himalayan country.
The pupils were joined on the day by Angela Carrington from The Bigger Picture.
She will be documenting the project as it is taken to the outreach centres in the mountains.
Angela spent the day photographing the children for their new website.
Headteacher Sue Melbourne said: “The pupils at Priory wanted to thank Angela for the great photographs that she took of them for the new school website.
“The children are really happy that the proceeds of their cake sale are going to help other children and they are looking forward to following Angela’s progress.”
The project, developed in the north east by Newcastle dentist Sanjeeb Nepali and supported by Childreach International, is aimed at raising awareness of dental health in Nepal and at educating health care workers in problem prevention.
Angela said: “This project has the potential to permanently improve the dental health of around 1.9 million people in Nepal.
“These are some of the most marginalised people in the world.
“I think it’s lovely that the children at Priory want to do something to help other children around the world.”