Colyton Grammar School’s record foodbank collection
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Students gather 2,533 items of non perishable food for needy people
Colyton Grammar School students have collected more than a tonne of supplies for Exeter Foodbank after a four-week appeal.
The 2,533 items of non-perishable food weighed in at 1,040 kg, exceeding a tonne for the first time since the school’s annual collections began in 2009.
The students beat their initial target of 1,000 items within just a week, before going on to break the previous school record of 2,157 items.
Led by physics teacher Louise Fitzhenry, tutor group 10 Oak collected donations from across the school on a daily basis.
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Pete Scott, from Exeter Foodbank, said: “This is a fantastic effort. Sadly, this amount of food will go out of Exeter Foodbank every week - 55 tonnes were given out last year.”
Thanking the students headteacher Tim Harris said: “This is an amazing achievement.”
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“10 Oak have been truly brilliant,” added Mrs Fitzhenry. “They never missed a date for stocktaking or morning collections. They have shown superb enthusiasm.”