Otterton gets packing
PUBLISHED: 10:00 30 April 2016
Children from Otterton Primary School have collected equipment and unused back packs for youngsters in other countries.
Inspired by the work they were doing in religious education classes, the pupils chose to help Mary’s Meals, which aims to help hungry children in other countries.
The youngsters asked their fellow pupils to donate unwanted rucksacks and school equipment.
Some 19 backpacks were collected and Mary’s Meals will send them on to children in other countries.
Youngsters at Otterton Primary School were also asked to donate 5p a day for a week, which represents the amount it costs for Mary’s Meals to feed a child.
More than £400 was raised by the children.
Year six teacher Beky Stannard said the children enjoyed the project.
She said: “It helped them learn how easy it is to help children in other parts of the world.
“They were really proud of themselves.”
Mary’s Meals is hoping to give every child one meal in their place of education.