Schools help those in need

Lowton High School pupils and Y11 form teacher Kay Roberts with Pam Gilligan chief executive of Compasion in Action.

Lowton High School pupils and Y11 form teacher Kay Roberts with Pam Gilligan chief executive of Compasion in Action.

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KIND-HEARTED students and staff at Lowton High School have proved that when it comes to a worthy cause, they really are off their trolleys - shopping trolleys that is!

Because they have managed to fill quite a few of them with thousands of items that will be used to help people in need.

During December, the whole school was asked to take part in a tin and dried food collection on behalf of local charity Compassion in Action.

And Lowton certainly didn’t disappoint because a mammoth 2,000 items were collected through hard work and ingenious ideas.

Form 11E1 collected the most. Assisted by Head Girl Sophie Stradins, the team wrote to neighbourhood branches of Asda and Sainsbury’s asking for help. and managed to garner almost 400 items from the generous supermarkets and individual donations

Individual honours went to student Hannah Odberg who notched up 100 tins on her own, while pupil Emily Wall donated £13, which staff used to buy tins and packets of food.

Through Compassion in Action, the collected items will be used to help support individuals and families who are in need. 

The charity challenge was part of a larger inter-school fundraising drive that so far this year has netted an impressive £5,000.

Lowton High’s Deputy Headteacher Steve Griffiths said: “We are so proud of all the students and staff who contributed to this most worthy of causes.

“They showed a real commitment to helping those in our community who are in need.  When a whole community comes together, like Lowton High School has done, amazing things can be achieved!”