Lent – Give instead of Giving Up!

What have you given up for Lent? This is normally the first question asked. This got Reverend Sherwin, along with the children at Martley CE Primary School thinking. They then decided that instead of giving up something for Lent, they would give away something to people who were less fortunate.

The School Council gathered together to create a flyer to advertise the event.  Search engines were used to find Worcester Food Bank and to research which items would be required by the centres. Listing these on the flyer would enable the school to collect the appropriate items. The flyer was then distributed to parents via Class Dojo and placed around the school.  Due to poor weather conditions and half term the School Council decided to extend the date. Once again they were surprised by the communities great support to their cause.

Mr Roy Walford, who works with the food banks whilst volunteering for many other things, kindly collected the food from Martley CE Primary School.

The School Council feel this shouldn’t just be a once a year event and plan to help raise food in the future.

If you would like to collect some food or help volunteer for Worcester Food Bank please visit


Written by: Ellie and Guy, School Council Members

Quotes from our School Council Members:

“Our school worked together to collect food to give away. Another way for us to show great team work” Bronia

“We were all very happy to help and send a big thank you to Roy for helping deliver the food. We couldn’t have done it without the help of the students and their families.” Evie

“We were very excited at the idea of giving away instead of giving up for Lent.” Eva

“It was good to donate things to the poorer people for Lent. Hopefully everyone who needs the food will be very happy.” Jacob