The kind hearted students from The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College have donated hundreds of food items which will be collected by Rugby Food Bank and distributed to local people in need.

The food bank based on Newbold Road is one of The Trussell Trust’s network over 420 foodbanks, which work to tackle food poverty across the UK. According to the foodbank’s website “New data released shows December was the busiest month for foodbanks last year. During December 2017, The Trussell Trust’s network provided 159,388 three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis; 65,622 of these went to children”.

During a two-week long project, led by Achievement Leader, Carole Labreize, the students were encouraged to bring in an item for the food collection which formed part of a house competition.

Carole Labreize, said “Our students have again this year donated hundreds of items which will support people in the local community. Over the two weeks the items on the tables in our reception area have steadily grown, and I was pleased to announce Garrick House as the winner of the competition.

” Alison Davies, Headteacher commented “This is another wonderful example of the kindness our students are capable of. I thank everyone who has contributed and made this collection a huge success.”