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.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Exmouth Journal

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists