Pendle Vale students stage foodbank collection

Food bank collection
Food bank collection

Students in the Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh’s Award bronze group and Year 8 students at Pendle Vale College, Nelson, have been making a difference in the community by collecting for a foodbank last week.

The project was carried out in conjunction with the Nelson-based charity Inspiring Grace and raised a sense of awareness towards all those struggling families who do not have the chance to indulge in three meals a day.

Some of the students took part in order to complete the volunteering section of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Leaflets were created, volunteers passing on the message across the school with both teachers and students getting involved.

Ameerah Mehmood in Year 10, one of the student organisers of the appeal, said: “It was shocking to learn that there are people in our own area who struggle for food. It reminded me of how lucky I am.”

Mr Matt Renshaw, deputy headteacher, said: “It is great to see students getting involved in volunteering in this way.

“This is a key principle of the Duke of Edinburgh’s award which they are working towards and something which we hope will really help with their personal development.

“Congratulations to all those involved and thanks to the wider school for their generous donations”.