Great effort by students at Ely College as they collect food to donate to the Ely Food Bank

PUBLISHED: 17:24 13 December 2018 | UPDATED: 17:25 13 December 2018

Students from Ely College have been playing their part in supporting the Ely Food Bank this Christmas. Picture: ELY COLLEGE

Students from Ely College have been playing their part in supporting the Ely Food Bank this Christmas. Picture: ELY COLLEGE

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A group of Ely College students have spent their free time over the past few weeks collecting food to donate to the Ely Food Bank.

Students across school were inspired by those in Scott House, who have organised this year’s collection. Everyone donated an array of food to give to those in need, from baked beans to cornflakes.

The donation was wholly organised by the students with form groups S-EHI and S-IBU taking the lead and making sure the large haul reached it final destination.

Richard Spencer, Principal at Ely College, said: “It is heart-warming to see our students voluntarily helping their community and those in need within it.

“At Ely College, we seek to develop well rounded individuals who are an active part of their communities and these students are a shining example of those values. They should be very proud of what they have achieved”.

December traditionally sees the College focus on the charity aspects of their PLEDGES system (Participation, Leadership, Excellence, Diversity, Giving, Environment and Service), as students plan activities for their dedicated fundraising day at the end of term.

The principal said: “This food drive sees the students going above and beyond as they start to understand the current demand on food banks.

“Ely Food Bank is open to all and was grateful for all the students’ efforts.

“We would also like to thank the parents at home who have supported students in giving a little more at this key time of the year.”

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