Silverdale Primary Academy pupils donate food every day of December to feed families in need across Staffordshire
Initiative is part of pupils’ ongoing charitable work supporting their local community
This month, pupils at Silverdale Primary Academy have teamed up for a reverse advent calendar challenge, collecting food to give to families in need.
Every day throughout December, pupils across the school were encouraged to add a food item to their class advent hamper. This means that, over the month, they are working their way up to a full complement of donations.
As part of the group effort, pupils and their families generously donated a variety of essentials including dried pasta, rice and cereal, as well as tins of beans and jars of sauce. The school is now set to deliver what they’ve collected to three local charities – Silverdale Food Bank, Alice Charity and Warrior Fitness (a Chesterton gym with a dedicated foodbank) – to be distributed across Staffordshire.
One pupil in Year 6 at Silverdale Primary Academy said:
“It has made me feel really happy to think that people will get food on Christmas Day. This is a really important thing to do.”
Taking part in the initiative has been an opportunity for the pupils at Silverdale Primary Academy to learn more about how they can help the local community and what it means to be responsible, compassionate members of society. Offering experiences like this forms part of the academy’s commitment to deliver an Education with Character to all of its children.
Claire Hammond, Year 3 teacher at Silverdale Primary Academy, said:
“Thank you to all our pupils, parents and staff for supporting our reverse advent calendar initiative and being so generous in their donations. It has been wonderful for our young children to work together to make a positive difference to the lives of others locally, especially at this time of year. I have no doubt that their kindness and hard work will be much appreciated.”