Generous pupils help out Foodbank with visiting talk from organiser 

By Jill Dando News

Brilliant pupils from Pawlett Primary School Academy near Bridgwater, Somerset had a visit from one of the Foodbank organisers.

Andy from @HighbridgeFoodB told the pupils all about Foodbank and how the scheme works.

Foodbank from Highbridge, Somerset visits Pawlett pupils

They have already been busy collecting items for their collection bin at the school. 

They are one of the schools in The Priory Learning Trust which has chosen to support local needs by naming Foodbank as their charity of the year for 2022-2023.

Its 5000 students and 700 staff across all their eight Somerset schools are fundraising for the charity, across Weston-super-Mare, and Highbridge and Burnham.

A spokesman for the school said: “We want to give a big thank you to Andy who took time out of his morning to talk about the local Foodbank and how it works.”

CEO of TPLT Nathan Jenkins said: “Foodbank is a tremendous charity and is doing incredible work in some really difficult times for people. 

“We are thrilled to announce that all our schools will be uniting to help such a fabulous cause.”

Foodbank is a project founded by local churches and community groups, working together towards stopping hunger in the local areas.

Established since 2011, the charity has worked with 150 different agencies. They crucially stayed open throughout the Covid-19 crisis, providing food parcels and support.

Schools in the TPLT are Worle Community School Academy, Priory Community School Academy, The King Alfred School Academy, St Anne’s Church Academy, Castle Batch School Academy,  Pawlett Primary School Academy, West Huntspill Primary Academy and East Huntspill Primary Academy. 

It has a highly successful Sixth Form based at The King Alfred School Academy, and also the thriving Little Learners which are nurseries and pre-schools based at their primary schools.

Alongside excellent educational achievements, TPLT places massive emphasis on its civic duty, charity and community work.

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