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Pupils praised for Christmas foodbank project

Students at Castle Manor Academy in Haverhill donated hampers to the town's foodbank Picture: CASTLE MANOR ACADEMY

Students at Castle Manor Academy in Haverhill donated hampers to the town's foodbank Picture: CASTLE MANOR ACADEMY

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Students from a Haverhill school have been praised after creating and donating hampers to the town’s foodbank this Christmas.

Pupils at Castle Manor Academy were joined by staff in the project, which continued the close alliance between the school and Haverhill Foodbank.

Becky Baldwin, outdoor learning co-ordinator at Castle Manor Academy, said: “Last year, a group of students volunteered their time every week at the Foodbank in the run-up to Christmas.

“This year, form groups collected food donations from both students and staff together before creating the hampers.

“Our school motto is ‘We work hard, We are kind, We are proud’ and this is a good example of how our students think of others and make a positive contribution to their community.”

Henry Wilson, project director of Reach Community Projects which operates Haverhill Foodbank, visited the school to collect the hampers and praised the efforts of all the young people from the school who had been involved in the project.

Haverhill Foodbank was officially launched in October 2008 and aims to bridge the gap with food for a family or individual for at least three days.

To find out more, visit www.reachhaverhill.org.uk

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