PUPILS and the families of Ipsley CE RSA Academy came together last week to make harvest festival donations for Redditch Foodbank.
More than 8,000 items were donated, ranging from tins of beans and packets of noodles to toiletries and much more.
The cause of helping those left fortunate in their community really caught the imagination of pupils and collectively the school handed over its largest ever amount after a week of activity.
The success of the festival appeal follows on from a half term focused on the value of compassion in the community.
Lessons have looked at the importance of striving to be kind, caring and considerate to those around us.
This culminated in the harvest collection, where classes challenged themselves to donate as much as they could to a cause close to the hearts of many.
Ipsley principal Angela Saul said: “I am so proud to see the way Team Ipsley has come together in our harvest collection this year.
“We collected more than 700kg of donations!
“Despite facing challenging times, the families in our wonderful school community have demonstrated extraordinary care and compassion for those in need with their kind contributions.
“An enormous thank you to all of those who donated to this very important cause.”