On Friday, most of our school parliament members went to Exeter Foodbank to donate all the food Montgomery had collected.
Amazingly, and with your support they were able to donate an incredible 85kg of food!
Once we arrived, it was clear we were going to have to work hard. There is a lot of organising that goes on at Foodbank! The children were able to volunteer to help weigh and sort the donations they had collected.
One part of the trip that really stuck out for our school parliament, was when Foodbank Manager, Mark Richardson, asked them to help bag the food for an elderly gentleman, who needed their help. The children were so excited to be able to help their local community!
After all their hard work and a few questions, there was even time for an ice-cream.
On behalf of our School parliament we want to say a HUGE thank you for your continued support, which allows these memories to be made!
A few photos from our trip
On Monday we had a whole school assembly organised by the School Parliament to introduce everyone to the work the local food bank does.
School Parliament are planning on raising donations through support of children and parents. They will then visit the food bank and report back to the rest of the children, learning about what happens there and where the food goes.
Frankie has written this report that has been shared with the children:
The manager of Exeter Foodbank came to our school assembly on Monday 30th April.
You can bring in some food to donate to people who can’t afford it. They store food at the Orange Elephant until a family who needs it takes it home. All food has to be dried, tinned and longline.
Please bring in your donation by the 17th May. Some families find it very hard to afford their food. Even if you donate 1 can of baked beans you could make a difference. On busy weeks they give away about a tonne of food (that is the same weight as a fully grown polar bear!) Every week Exeter Foodbank give food to over 100 people. Last year they gave food to over 5000 people, including 17000 children.
Top priority items : Rice (500g) and loo rolls
Medium priority items: Rice pudding tins, fish (tuna) tins, tinned meat balls, pasta sauce, noodles and pasta snacks, sponge puddings, milk-UHT, semi-skimmed & instant coffee.
We look forward to receiving your generous donations!
Montgomery now have an amazing school parliament!
As a school we decided it would be a great idea if we had a group of pupils who can share the voice of pupils. Each KS2 class have two representatives, these were voted in by their classmates.
Since our parliament began, we have had numerous meetings to discuss how they feel we could make our school and community a better place. They have had some really good ideas!
We will be sharing all of these ideas on our blog.