Barton children make foodbank donation

Pupils at Barton Church of England Primary School have made a foodbank donation as part of a project entitled Food for Thought.

Children have been learning about both Fair Trade and famine in the wider world and about the importance of foodbanks in their local community.

Executive headteacher Sharon Stevenson said: “At Barton School we feel it is important to empower children towards social action so that they can become the catalysts for change in their own communities and the wider world.

“After learning about the shortage of donations in local food banks, our school council, with the support of Mrs Tracey Kirby, asked the whole school if they would like to make donations of food and gifts to the Storehouse foodbank in Richmond, instead of buying Christmas cards for each other and they voted with their hearts.

“There is no big red post box in our school entrance this year. Instead there is a sack full of donations for the Influence Church’s Storehouse foodbank.”

The donation was handed over by pupilsMax, Sophie and Isla to Suz Gregory, from the church.

She told them all about the work of the foodbank and thechildren helped stock the shelves ready for Christmas.

Mrs Stevenson added” “I am so proud of the love and generosity our children have shown and how they truly believe that their actions can transform the lives of others this Christmas time.”