Otterton gets packing

PUBLISHED: 10:00 30 April 2016

Year six children at Otterton Primary School are pictured with the load of rucksacks that have been collected at school for the Mary's Meals charity. The youngsters have also raised around £400 by various events including a sponsored fast and sponsored silence as part of their RE work for the charity which provides school meals to children around the World. Ref exb 16-16SH 1247. Picture: Simon Horn

Year six children at Otterton Primary School are pictured with the load of rucksacks that have been collected at school for the Mary's Meals charity. The youngsters have also raised around £400 by various events including a sponsored fast and sponsored silence as part of their RE work for the charity which provides school meals to children around the World. Ref exb 16-16SH 1247. Picture: Simon Horn

Archant

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.

Other News Stories

The organiser of Budleigh Salterton’s weekly farmers’ market has issued a ‘use it or lose it’ plea to shoppers ahead of a Christmas event later this month.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:43

Money spent by shoppers in a Budleigh Salterton shop has been donated to a day care centre for elderly residents.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:24

Acting headteacher Nicky Taylor-Bashford was singled out for praise by Ofsted’s inspectors.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:19

A number of vans were broken into in Exmouth over the weekend according to Police.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:49

East Devon has one of the highest rates of excess winter deaths in the South West, official figures show.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:42

Exmouth Community Food Larder has issued an urgent statement after misleading reports on social media.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:09

Both of Exmouth’s rotary clubs are coming together to bring Santa to the streets of Exmouth next week.

Read more
Saturday, December 8, 2018

Civic leaders have launched a bid to take ‘practical actions’ to help reduce Exmouth’s single-use plastics.

Read more
Friday, December 7, 2018

School children swapped the classroom for the council chamber as they played councillor for the day.

Read more
Friday, December 7, 2018

East Devon MP Sir Hugo Swire made the remarks about the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal earlier this week in the House of Commons.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 9°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Exmouth Journal twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy


Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications