Great effort by students at Ely College as they collect food to donate to the Ely Food Bank
- Credit: Archant
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”.
You may also want to watch:
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.
- 1 Dramatic pictures catch harvester on fire in 4am blaze
- 2 Illegal poachers stopped in their tracks by eagle-eyed public
- 3 'Loving, caring family man' dies in hospital weeks after A141 crash
- 4 Police pursuit of suspected hare coursers ends in success
- 5 Police investigation after village pavilion covered in graffiti
- 6 Envar deny responsibility for county's fly invasion
- 7 Meet the star cast of Christmas pantomime Sleeping Beauty
- 8 Prison escapees found with stolen £30,000 car thanks to quick-thinking neighbour
- 9 Mosque trust named RIBA client of the year 2021
- 10 Council expects to spend £2.4m less on older people due to 'Covid loss'
“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.”