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Press Release

Children at Wardour Catholic Primary School spent half term filling backpacks with school essentials and raising money for impoverished children from around the world.

Having spent the term finding out about the charity  Mary’s meals one class led an assembly before the break informing the whole school and parents about what they actually did. Children from Year 3 and 4 explained how the organisation sets up school feeding projects in some of the world’s poorest communities where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education. It came as a shock  to those listening  to discover  that  the charity  can provide one child a proper meal every day for a whole year for a mere £12.20.

St George’s class encouraged children to spend half term collecting what to them are every day school items such as pens, pencils, notebooks and specific clothing items and if possible put them in a school backpack. The children receiving the backpacks take them to school where they have a daily meal provided by Mary’s Meals. The response was amazing! A staggering 62 backpacks have been collected and filled and are now ready for collection.

In order to raise extra money the class also put on their pinnies and during  a maths lesson  measured out ingredients and made healthy biscuits to sell at break time raising an amazing  £52.20. Each class in the school has a Mary’s Meal money box to collect lose change from the children and adults. We have already raised enough to provide  4 children with one meal a day for a year . If you would like to find out more about Mary’s Meals go online to: www.marysmeals.org.uk.

9th March 2015