Students at Poynton High School have sprung into action yet again to support the work of a local foodbank in Stockport.   

Year 10 students have been learning about the work of local food banks as part of their GCSE Religious Studies course and were asked to bring in donations of food items. There was an excellent response from both students and their families, with items such as tinned foods, packets of rice and cereals being donated. Students were clearly moved when they learnt about the desperate plight of so many people in the local area and did not need asking twice to help.   

Ciara, a Year 10 student (pictured far right) said “We learnt about the work of Foodbanks in our RS lessons. I therefore think that it’s really important that students brought in donations to support the charity. We sometimes don’t realise how fortunate we are and it’s good to support others.”

Mr David Waugh, Head Teacher said “. . . it is always inspiring to see our students getting involved in supporting our community.   At Poynton High School we place a great emphasis on our role within our community and the donations from our Year 10 GCSE students is yet another great example of their active role in this area.”

Nigel Tedford from Stockport foodbank met staff and students and was overwhelmed with the items collected. He said “Food donations are essential to the work of the Stockport Foodbank and we are most grateful for the on-going support that we receive from Poynton High School.”

Stockport food bank issues free 3 day emergency food parcels, on a referral basis, to anyone in need who lives in the SK postcode area.   For further details please call 0161 487 3370.

Picture below left to right

Charlotte, Rachel Long (teacher) Rhian, Harrison, Emrys, Nigel Tedford (Stockport foodbank), Ciara

The 5 students pictured are in Year 10 and contributed donations