Although they may feel helpless watching the fires on TV, people of all ages in the Stortford area are answering the call to help those affected.
Project to restore and refurbish St Mary Catholic School's near-derelict Georgian and Victorian buildings fronting Windhill hits halfway mark.
60 students from five schools, competing in teams of four in the Rotary tournament, had to build a crane from supplied building materials.
Schoolchildren at Richard Whittington have raised thousands for other youngsters in need with a pop-up shop for Barnardo's.
Their version of the toe-tapping American musical set in 1960s Baltimore ran over four nights and was a sell-out.
Four student corporals in the Stortford school's Combined Cadet Force completed a prestigious instructors course at a training camp in Lincolnshire.
Herts and Essex High School Year 13 students dug in 12 silver birches during a visit by staff from their partner school in Africa.
The International School Award from the British Council celebrates St Michael's work on bringing the world into its classrooms.
Stalls manned by students will be selling food and gifts from around the world, including beeswax wraps, Nigerian pies and upcycled dog bandanas.
Fifteen-year-old William Rose is well on his way to a Guinness World Record for the biggest, moving, firing model tank.
Young members of the Bishop's Storford Public Voice Network vote to support an environmental charity.
The Bishop's Stortford secondary's Christmas fayre raised £3,000, according to its parent, staff and friends association.