After hearing about the April disaster, which killed thousands and injured thousands more, seven-year-olds Leila and Rebeca, both Year 2 pupils at Coteford Infant School, in Fore Street, came up with the idea of holding a fundraiser in the school playground.
In a touching letter to headteacher Julia Thomas, they wrote: “[We] came up with this plan and I am going to write it to you.
"First we put out a lemonade stand and we give lemon drinks to people and the people give us money for the poor people in the earthquake and children and that money goes to the charity shop all the way to the people in the earthquake and children.”
Year 1 and 2 pupils at the school raised more than £500 in an hour during the event on May 13.
Fox class made cookies and lemonade, Swan class made cupcakes and Peacocks class sold books.
Leila and Rebeca's teacher, Jelena Colaric, said: “It was amazing to see children so enthusiastic and eager to raise as much money as possible.
“This also helped their maths skills as they had to give change and think about subtraction and addition."
She added: “It was a brilliant day and everyone enjoyed being part of such a great cause.
“Within an hour we raised just over £500, which will help those who need it most.
“Well done Leila and Rebeca for suggesting a fantastic event.”