School 'elves' donate food to needy families

Children at a Dudley school arrived to lessons dressed as elves for the day – as they officially handed over boxes of food to Black Country Food Bank.

Pictured with the 'elves' are headteacher Lisa Buffery (right) and Lynne Tilby (left) from Black Country Food Bank
Pictured with the 'elves' are headteacher Lisa Buffery (right) and Lynne Tilby (left) from Black Country Food Bank

The pupils from Manor Way Primary Academy in Halesowen have been collecting food donations for a number of weeks.

And arriving at school on Thursday this week they brought their own food item to donate at the school gates. Alternatively, they could bring an item to bring to local animal charity Monarch Mutts.

Headteacher Lisa Buffery said it was "lovely" to see so many food items donated to needy families.

Each class also made a Christmas card for a local care home during the day – and sent a video of themselves singing carols.

Students also enjoyed other Christmas-themed activities before the end of term.

Ms Buffery added: "Operation Christmas was all about giving our children at Manor Way Primary Academy a wonderful time and celebrating their resilience, compassion for their community and their courage at facing the challenges over this last term.

"We have been blown away by our school community coming together and creating an amazing week for our children as well as giving back to the community on National Elf Service Day.

"The Manor Way elves donated generously to the Black Country Foodbank, Monarch Mutts and made wreaths and a video for eight local care homes. I couldn't be prouder of our children, their families and the staff at Manor Way."

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