PARENTS whose children attend Roydon Primary Academy, have raised £500 after reception teachers at the school suggested that parents donate any money they planned to spend on the teachers, towards the Harlow Food Bank.
The children helped reveal the figure in a special video, where they performed a Christmas song whilst maintaining Covid-19 protocols. The money will join with donations collected by the school to support the food bank.
Enzo Vullo, Reception class teacher, said: “Our parents have ensured that families in the community will have one less thing to worry about this Christmas. We know how generous our parents are, but their donation of £500 exceeded all our expectations and, to be honest, made us quite emotional. We are very lucky to have such kind, generous and proactive parents.”
The Trussell Trust’s food bank network, which consists of 428 food banks including Harlow Food Bank, provided 1,239,399 emergency food parcels to people in crisis between April and September 2020.
Anna Myatt, head of school, said: “We are overwhelmed with the kindness and generosity of our families in these unprecedented times. Kindness is one of our school’s main values and these donations demonstrate the true meaning of Christmas to our children.”