Students from a primary school have completed ten random acts of kindness within their community to raise money for charity.

Pupils from Chigwell Primary Academy on Mandir Lane, Chigwell, were part of a project names ‘10 Good Deeds Week’ to help expand their horizons and learn more about the town.

The project was inspired by the concept of conducting a selfless act performed for no reason other than to make other people happier.

The youngsters helped out at the community garden at Chigwell Meadows, cleaning at the Mandir Temple, and building mini-beast hotels at Saint Mary’s Church on Roding Lane.

Other acts included placing ‘kindness rocks’ around the Metropolitan Police Station, fundraising for the Epping Forest Foodbank and visiting the Sherrell House Care Home.

Year 5 pupils also visited Chigwell Riding Trust where they decide to hold a bake sale for the charity, raising £240.

To conclude their 10 Good Deeds Week all the children took part in the school’s Race for Life, where they raised £595 for Cancer Research UK.

Elaine Brook, executive headteacher at Chigwell Primary School, said: “The 10 Good Deeds Week was a fantastic way to give our children the opportunity to do something positive for our community.

“It also gave them the chance to learn about different places in the community they might not otherwise have visited.

“I am so proud of how well all our pupils did for their good deeds, and how enthusiastic they were in tackling their different projects. I would also like to thank all our parents and carers for their support throughout.”