THE Salvation Army has reaped the benefit of harvest festival collections by pupils of Castell Alun High School in Hope.
The charity received a bumper hamper of groceries from each of the Year 7 tutor groups.
The children chose to donate to the Salvation Army to support its work with the homeless and those in sheltered accommodation in the area.
Janice Jones, head of Year 7, said: 'The pupils were very keen to get involved and do their bit to help those less fortunate.
'It was amazing how much food came in, and our school harvest assembly helped us all remember not to take the things for granted.'
Year 7 pupil Thomas Hudson said: 'It's nice to be able to help other people, especially those who don't have much already.
'I think our school collection was a really good idea because it makes us look after others, just as our families, friends and teachers look after us.'