MORE than 500 items have been donated to the Catshill Foodbank by children at Meadows First School.
The contributions were an added extra as part of the school’s Children In Need drive.
Other activities – carried out in their bubbles – included dressing up, fun runs, Pudsey paintings, puzzles and trails, yellow hunts, forest school and much more.
Deputy head Wendy Dwyer said the response from the children, who came up with the food collection idea, was amazing.
“We wanted to do a food donation as well as a ‘spare change’ one for Children In Need as we hadn’t been able to hold our usual harvest festival due to the new Covid arrangements around school.
“We wanted to help families struggling during this pandemic – these are very challenging times for us all and it is great that the children wanted to help others less fortunate than themselves.”
She added it was lovely to see the children all dressed up and fun in school again.
A Zoom assembly was held in the morning to bring all the school together through a virtual Pudsey parade.
“The children and staff loved it,” added Mrs Dwyer.