Plymouth pupils show generosity with hefty food bank donation
PRIMARY school children played their part in supporting the community by donating food to the less fortunate at this year's Harvest festival.
Pupils at Victoria Road school in St Budeaux took in 15 bags of tins and other food to donate to the local food bank last Friday. Fourteen nominated guests, made up of grandparents, parents and siblings, also joined them for lunch.
Afterwards, more parents attended a whole school assembly where the children presented poems and songs based on their Harvest-themed learning.
Headteacher Kevin Duggan said he believed the financial climate had influenced this year's success. He said: "Harvest helps the children understand the need to support others and to be thankful for what we receive from farmers and fishermen.
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"The economic climate is very obvious at the moment. More and more people are in need and going to such charities as food banks. It is clear that people in our own community need it and use it. Families in our school can see it is a worthwhile cause."