STUDENTS from two Huddersfield schools joined forces to raise money for the Pakistani Flood Appeal.

Fartown and Holmfirth High Schools organised a number of events, including games, a variety of stalls and non-uniform days. Their efforts raised a total of £1,500 to help victims of the floods.

The two schools have begun working together in preparation for the launch of the new North Huddersfield Trust School. It will open in September and replaces Fartown High School.

Part of the ethos of the new school is the spirit of partnership.

Mrs Janine Westmoreland, associate headteacher of the new school, said: “The children learned so much through working together for such an important cause and raised a fantastic amount of money in doing so.”

Mumtaz Ali, of co-ordinators Huddersfield Pakistani Community Alliance and United Huddersfield, said: “We are grateful to both schools for their efforts. These funds will go along way towards helping victims of the Flood Disaster in Pakistan.

“This is a long term need and we hope people can continue to support our appeal.”