Alburgh and Denton pupils to do their bit for the less fortunate this Christmas

Pupils at Alburgh With Denton Church of England V.C. Primary School are organising gift bags and picnics for people this Christmas.''Pictured: pupils, Teachers and Rachel Wiles ANL-150912-191615009

Pupils at Alburgh With Denton Church of England V.C. Primary School are organising gift bags and picnics for people this Christmas.''Pictured: pupils, Teachers and Rachel Wiles ANL-150912-191615009

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Children at Alburgh and Denton Primary School will be going the extra mile to bring a bit of festive cheer to those less fortunate this Christmas.

The Student Council at the school will this year support The People’s Picnic, a collective group of people dedicated to making sure the homeless, less fortunate and vulnerable are not forgotten in society by providing meals and other essentials to those in need.

The organisation serves home-cooked meals and other food to the homeless and hungry in Norwich.

As well as this, pupils and their parents have been asked to buy a Christmas gift bag and fill it with goodies ranging from everyday foods to Christmas treats, toiletries, hats, scarfs and gloves. Each bag will come complete with a Christmas card from school children.

Headteacher Joel Crawley said: “It was one of the parents who volunteers for that charity who came in and did an assembly and told the children about it.

“The children really understood how there are a lot of people who are not as fortunate as them and it really struck a chord.”

A group of School Council children have also been on an outing to the shops in Diss to buy more items so they could make up even more bags with money they have raised during the year, and are confident of passing their target of 50 bags.

The gifts will be distributed in Norwich on Friday, December 18 by parent Rachel Wiles, who is a volunteer for the charity.