The shoe was on the other foot when pupils at Silverdale Primary Academy near Newcastle-under-Lyme turned stocking fillers in support of the ‘Fill a Sock for the Homeless’ appeal.
Launched by Help for the Homeless CIC in Chell Heath, the appeal encourages people to fill socks with various items, which are then handed out to those who need them.
As part of its commitment to help local charities, Silverdale Primary Academy lent its support, with its generous pupils and staff donating a mountain of filled socks.
Commenting on the appeal, Year 5 pupil Liam Baddeley, said:
“This is our way of helping those less fortunate than ourselves, collecting food and other things for people who don’t have them.”
The school has also been collecting items for a local foodbank, following an earlier collection as part of its Harvest Festival in October.
Head Teacher Lindi Nejrup said:
“As a school committed to providing our children with an education with character, it’s important that our children recognise the importance of helping others and we would like to thank all of our pupils and parents who took part in the sock and foodbank appeals for their kindness and generosity.”