Insch pupils give Foodbank donation

Insch Primary School began the new term with a week-long collection of non-perishable goods for Aberdeenshire North Foodbank.

Friday, 4th November 2016, 11:26 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 5:02 pm
Insch School's P3 class with their food items
Insch School's P3 class with their food items

The appeal was launched in a Harvest-themed assembly and the pupils explored where their food came from.

The Primary 3 class and teacher Mrs Jennie Sinclair created posters and reminders for the whole school and took charge of the collection.

Mrs Sinclair said: “It was exciting to see P3 connecting their learning with caring for the wider community.”

Sarah MacDonald from P3S added: “It was amazing to see how much food we collected for people who have not got enough food for their family.”

The pupils helped to load the donations into a van and the goods weighed a total of 292.5 kg.

School headteacher, Mrs Alison Conner, said: “Valuing our community is one of our core values here in Insch and collecting for the Foodbank has been an excellent way to demonstrate that.”

Jeannie Price, foodbank manager at Aberdeenshire North Foodbank thanked the school pupils, staff and their families for their support.