Generous students from Queen Mary’s High School show true festive spirit.
Supporting a charity over the festive season provides an opportunity to show our students the real meaning of Christmas.
Students and staff at Queen Mary’s High School have been extremely busy collecting items for the North Walsall Food Bank in Pelsall. More than 1000 items, including tins, pasta, cooking sauces, milk, juice, biscuits, sweets and toiletries, have been donated during December.
Dr Anna Gottschall, Head of Eliot House, said ‘The collection of items was organised by one of our sixth form students Ayesha de Silva. She was extremely passionate about supporting a local charity and developing the profile of our school within the community. Each year, as a school, we support a charity nominated by our sixth form students. In the past we have supported the Shoe Box Appeal and the Glebe Centre’.
Ayesha explained ‘I felt that it was really important over the festive season to support our local community by donating items to those less fortunate than ourselves. The whole school worked together to collect food items and it was great to see such a phenomenal amount of items. Organising this event has been a really rewarding experience and I look forward to organising additional collections for the Food Bank in the future’.