Primary school pupil organises fundraiser for local food bank

A year 6 pupil at Chacombe Primary Academy has raised funds for a local church foodbank blazing a trail for courageous advocacy in our schools.  

Courageous advocacy was introduced in our church schools in 2018 as part of the SIAMS recommendations. It is a lasting legacy to support our young people to serve the common good encouraging them to speak up and advocate for a cause or issue that they believe in. 

Recently, Izzy Ewans-Tinsley, a year 6 pupil at Chacombe Primary Academy decided to hold a fundraising event for her local church foodbank. She gathered together other like-minded pupils in her house team and they decided to organise a sponsored walk around the school field. 14 children took part, having gained sponsorship for running for 30 minutes, or up to 20 laps, and the organisation of the event was done entirely by the school children. 

Izzy Ewens-Tinsley (far right) with Father Nick Leggett, Rose Steele (from Chacombe Food Bank) and Florence Sabin

The sponsor money amounted to almost £400 and this was presented to Father Nick Leggett and Rose Steele from Chacombe Food Bank who were extremely grateful for the children’s hard work and support of the food bank. 

What a wonderful effort and a great example of the impact our young people can have when we listen to their voices about the world they want to grow up to inhabit.  


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