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Tuck shop waffles go down a treat as Redditch school helps out Nightstop

Ross Crawford 23rd Jun, 2019

THERE were waffles, croissants and brioches galore at Woodrow First School as pupils cranked up their efforts to raise vital funds for Redditch Nightstop.

The drive has come from the youngsters themselves after the school was chosen to take part in a social action project by London-based RSA Academies.

The children chose to help the homeless which led to the entire local community getting involved to help the local charity which works to prevent homelessness in young people.

After presenting a cheque for £266 and donating toiletries and food, the children got on with more fund-raising, holding a week-long waffle tuck shop.

The project has been co-ordinated by deputy head Lisa Hinton who assisted the youngsters as they set to work.

“It’s led to the children learning all about Nightstop and the work they do, particularly around preventing homelessness,” she said.

One of the pupils, nine-year-old Franek said: “We wanted to raise a lot of money for Redditch Nightstop and made a list of different ideas before deciding on the tuck shop because it would be fun and it was something we could do.”

Fellow pupil Hayley, also nine, added: “Everyone had a job and we all worked as a team to get it done.”

Miss Hinton also praised County Councillor Pattie Hill and Simon Khan of A2B Taxis for all their help.

Next week ten youngsters will go to The Hive in Worcester to meet children from other schools taking part in the social action initiative and to reflect on the project.

The project, which has been supported by the Pears Foundation #iWill Fund, aims to give more pupils the opportunity to take part in meaningful social action.

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