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Newport school collection is a trolley good idea

By Mat Growcott | Newport | School events | Published:

It looks a bit like a winning effort from Supermarket Sweep, but children at a Newport school have filled this trolley for a much better reason.

St Peter & St Paul pupils Emily, Oscar and Ayla with the trolley that was filled with donations for the Newport food bank

In the week ahead of the summer fair, children and visitors to St Peter and St Paul Primary School, in Coppice Drive, were given the chance to leave a donation to the ever-growing collection of food.

And on Saturday, as part of the school's annual summer fair, the mammoth collection of food was handed over to town mayor Councillor Peter Scott, who will give it to Newport food bank.

Olivia Woods, chairwoman of the school's parent and teacher association, said they were thrilled with how many people had donated.

"We really wanted to fill the trolley, and everybody has really got involved," she said. "The trolley is full, and it's a large size shopping trolley.

"As a school we are always looking at how we can help within the community. We have been a Newport food bank donation point since the middle of the last school year."

Several hundreds people were expected to turn up for the summer fair.

Shopping stalls, fun activities like go karts and obstacle courses and a bouncy castle was on offer for those who turned out.

Money raised from some of the stalls will help to raise funds for the school.

Mat Growcott

By Mat Growcott
Reporter - @MGrowcott_Star

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