Big hearted students unite to fill hearts and foodbanks at Christmas (By Zoe, 15)

Big hearted students unite to fill hearts and foodbanks at Christmas (By Zoe, 15)

By Zoe, 15, Jill Dando News Correspondent

As Christmas approaches, we are filled with warmth and joy at The King Alfred School an Academy.

It's a time for reflection, gratitude, and, most importantly, giving back to our community.

Each year at Christmas time, the King Alfred School Academy in Highbridge, Somerset donates to the Trussell Trust Food Bank in Highbridge and Burnham. Students, parents and carers, and staff have demonstrated great generosity.

The TKASA community rallied together to collect non-perishable food items, personal care products, and other essential items to donate to the Trussell Trust Food Bank. Prefects, Sixth Form students and staff stood at each gate every morning with trolleys collecting the items in rain and in shine! The response was overwhelming, showcasing the compassion and generosity that define our school.

Mr Smith believes that the food bank is extremely important because people “need our support at Christmas”. He explained that there are currently more food banks than McDonalds branches which highlights the need for giving and generosity.

Mr Shepherd said that The King Alfred School Academy have been contributing to the food bank for the last 5 years and he is very proud of the overwhelming response from the school community. Miss Charles organises the event each year and works very hard to ensure it is a success. This year she was joined by Liberty Hall, Sixth Form student.

Mr Milford and Mr Shepherd handed over all of the items on 20th December – there were dozens of crates and boxes which filled two vehicles. Mr Milford said “Thank you to all staff and students who contributed – what we have done as a school will make such a difference to people’s Christmas!”

This initiative not only serves as a testament to the caring spirit of our students and staff but also underscores the values we hold dear at The King Alfred School Academy. As we approach the end of the year, let us continue to cherish the values of kindness, empathy, and community.

May this season of giving inspire us all to look beyond ourselves and make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Zoe of Jill Dando News is one of over 100 Jill Dando Journalists who find, write and publish positive good news out across the world in memory of Jill.

Jill Dando is also a former student of WCSA where the project began.

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