Supporting Our School Community
At St Margaret’s Primary Academy, we are passionate and dedicated to support all our families. With the increasing pressures and strain put on our local food banks, it has become a regular practise for us to source food from within our school community and local community to support our families.
As a trust, we launched the twelve days of Christmas food bank. We were overwhelmed with the support we had from within the school community, including members of staff and managed to drop Christmas hampers to some of our most vulnerable families. The hampers included essential food, Christmas treats and paraphernalia to reduce the added pressures over the Christmas break.
We contacted shops in the community and beauty representatives to help us put together Christmas beauty hampers for both mums and dads in varying vulnerable home situations. The children came together with their siblings to choose a variety of beauty products and made hampers to put under the tree for their parent. One very overwhelmed mum tearfully shared, ‘This has really touched me as I was not going to have anything under our Christmas tree from anyone.’
Giving to others
Delivering Food Hampers
We have teamed up with our local Morrison's store, who have kindly donated pizza kits over half term and provided us with toiletries and food to make up our own food hampers. Special February half term pizza deliveries were made to families and food hampers have been delivered to families across the school community. We will continue to work with Morrison's and all our families in need of support and will deliver food hampers to your door.
If you are interested in receiving a food hamper, please inform Mrs Skoyles or Miss Smith.
Rapid Relief Team
We have been busy delivering additional food boxes to some of our families within the school community over the past two weeks. These food boxes have come from Rapid Relief Team (RRT). The RRT so not receive government funding, they rely solely on sponsors. They serve people across the globe with teams in Australia, the United Kingdom, North and South America, the Caribbean, Canada, New Zealand and across Europe.
We are grateful they supplied us with food boxes to distribute across the school community and we were able to deliver all the boxes in two days to family homes. The boxes have been gratefully received and will look forward to working with the Rapid Relief Team in the future.
Mothering Sunday 2021
Children across the school have been selected to make a hamper for a special person in their life, whether it be a Mum, Nanny or Carer. Thanks to Avon, we were able to distribute over twenty hampers this year so children could show their appreciation. Children chose the products they wanted to put together then decorated their hamper writing a special message on their tag.
"Receiving this on Mother's day meant so much, thank you so much for doing this with my daughter." Year Four Parent
"I wasn't expecting the hamper, I didn't think I was getting anything to be honest and then I opened that. It was so nice." Year Two Parent