School Story: KS1 Pupils Support Local Foodbank

November 11, 2021
School Story: KS1 Pupils Support Local Foodbank

Key Stage 1 Pupils at Holy Trinity First School really embraced their Young Leaders Award journey as they explored kindness, perseverance, teamwork and action to help their community.

They spread joy to others in their class and school with secret messages of kindness, worked together to complete teamwork challenges and helped other children to persevere with learning a new skill.

One pupil also decided to fundraise for a cancer charity by completing a 60 mile dog walk, walking 2 miles every day for a month.  She single-handedly raised over £200 for the charity!

Together the pupils voted to support Berwick Community Trust Foodbank as their community action project. They were inspired by a photo of a child looking into an empty fridge included in the KS1 YLA resources.

They set themselves the challenge of collecting 150 items to donate to the Foodbank and collected 132 items after just two days, reaching an impressive 200 items in total by the end of their project.

They also raised £461 for the work of the Foodbank.

The pupils were able to deliver their donations to the Foodbank and enjoyed learning how it works as they were shown around by a member of staff.

Their teacher Angela Deakin said,

“It has been great to see the children being kinder to each other as a result of this project. Many children have been more resilient and willing to have another go at a task because of the work done on perseverance. There was a real sense of camaraderie during the teamwork challenges; and finally, the children have brought all of this together to give generously to their chosen charity.”

It is fantastic to hear about how these KS1 pupils have taken action to help those in need in their community and also to see how they have developed as Young Leaders through taking part in the Award.

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