Watch: Northampton primary school’s quirky way of displaying hundreds of Easter eggs ready for food bank donation
Staff and children knew that not all young people will get an Easter egg this year, so they wanted to help out
A Northampton primary school has collected hundreds of chocolate eggs and donated them to a food bank ahead of Easter.
Weston Favell Primary School often supports the nearby Weston Favell Food Bank with parents regularly donating essentials.
Each year, staff at the Church of England school normally organise an Easter raffle whereby pupils win the eggs and money is donated to a chosen charity.
However, with the pandemic rumbling on, the school decided the raffle should not go ahead in 2021, so they instead decided to organise a huge collection of chocolate eggs to donate to children less fortunate.
Kelly Rich, who is a teacher and the special educational needs lead at the school, said:
“We have a good connection with the food bank through the church and parents bring things in for the food bank every day.
“We thought that sometimes people do not get an Easter egg at Easter so we thought it would be nice to do our Easter event that way this year.
“Most children donated an egg across the whole school, as well as staff.
“We didn’t do a final tally, but I think there must have been around the 300 mark of eggs donated.”
To give their own pupils some joy too, the team also created a domino set up with the hundreds of donated eggs in the school playground and watched as they tumbled.
Kelly added: “The children needed a bit of fun, so we came up with the Easter egg domino, which they loved.
“They all need a bit of patience though, it took a while to get it right and as soon as we did it started hammering it down.
“We all got soaked but the children will remember it forever.
“It’s really important for the children to be involved in charity events like this, especially as we are a church school and have Christian values.
“The children and parents are also always up for charity events, as it is something they are used to. It’s also great to support a charity so close to home.”
The head of Weston Favell Primary drove all the eggs to the food bank the day of the domino activity, last week, and they were then handed out by the food bank the following day to make sure other children had an Easter egg in time for this weekend.
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