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Blog: Children in Kettlethorpe help out the local community

Blog: Children in Kettlethorpe help out the local community

Generous pupils, parents and staff have helped fill the shelves of a food bank after taking part in a community project. The youngsters from the nurture group at Hendal Primary School in Kettlethorpe were involved in the scheme to forge greater links in the community and have been learning about key local services.

Children designed posters and invited parents and children to donate food that was then delivered to St Catherine’s Church on Doncaster Road. Heather Jackson, who works at the Hendal Road school, said: “Parents and children at Hendal Primary School were very generous with their donations. “We also received support from local supermarkets. “Children received a £45 donation of food products from Co-op and a £20 donation from another retailer.

“As part of our ongoing links with the community school will continue to support this well worthy charity and are planning future fundraising events led by our children.”

Abigail Holt, mother of Dylan, age 7 who was involved in the project works in the food industry with Cucina, a catering company supplying healthy school meals to over 50 schools in England, said "It was great to see the parents and children working together to help their local community, the children enjoyed getting involved and it was brilliant to see them taking an interest in food."

Angela Jones, volunteer co-ordinator at St Catherine’s praised the children and said: “They contacted us to say they were collecting for us which was fantastic . “They were very young and very well behaved. They were really interested to learn about on how the food bank worked, which was really good for children so young.”

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