Greville House students, Courteney McHale and Makenzie Clague (pictured) only joined us in September this year, but when their form decided to organise a collection for the Warwick and Leamington Foodbank recently, they threw themselves into the challenge.
The Year 7 students wrote an email to parents explaining what they were doing and listing which items were particularly needed by the foodbank. They then went about advertising the collection in school and on social media.
As we reported in last week’s newsletter, the response from Myton families was overwhelming. As the collection closed on Friday 9 December, students from around the school started to converge on Courteney and Makenzie’s classroom with boxes of food and toiletries, and the mountain just kept on growing.
This week one of the organisers from the Warwick and Leamington Foodbank organisers came into school to collect the donations.
The students’ form tutor, Amy Hawkes said: “As Greville House represents community, we felt it was important to think about others who may be in need, especially at this time of year. I’ve been really impressed by the dedication and enthusiasm of all the students in both Greville and Leycester House, and in particular by Courteney and Makenzie, who should be proud of what they’ve achieved here.”
A spokesperson for the Trussell Trust said: “This is an incredible collection – thanks to all who got involved.”Click here to return to the current newsletter