March Neale-Wade Academy pupils donate food hampers to town’s foodbank

Hampers at the Neale-Wade Academy

Hampers at the Neale-Wade Academy - Credit: Archant

Students at the Neale-Wade Academy in March were challenged to make up a hamper using cardboard boxes donated by a local business.

Hampers at the Neale-Wade Academy

Hampers at the Neale-Wade Academy - Credit: Archant

Atif Iqbal, assistant head of Post-16 at the school, challenged all form groups to decorate and fill the boxes donated by Smurfit Kappa with non-perishable food items for our local foodbank.

After the final judging had taken place, Knowles Transport sent a lorry to deliver the hampers to the foodbank.

Form groups worked on their hampers during tutor time (25 mins per day) during the past half-term.

The judges then chose a winner from each year group. The six6 winning hampers were then judged by Liz Neal and Bob Dunlop from Smurfitt Kappa and Barbara Taylor from the foodbank.


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Jason Wing, executive principal said: “This is a fantastic effort by our students, ably supported by their parents, to give something back to those less fortunate at this time of year.”

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