During November & December, Year 11 student Hannah B (15) managed the school’s traditional annual collection of food items for Exeter Foodbank, with the able help of students from tutor group 10 Oak and Mrs Fitzhenry.

Having set a target of 1,000 items at the appeal launch, the school community went on to donate a total of 1,357 items of non-perishable food – only seven short of the school’s previous record. However, these items weighed in at over 630kg – over 100kg more than collected in the record year – leading Foodbank representative Pete Scott to remark: “We don’t have anyone else who gives us this amount of food in one go!”

Appeal organiser Hannah said: “It’s been an amazing effort from everyone and is going to do a whole lot of good in the local area.”

Headteacher Mrs Wainwright said: “The Foodbank appeal has become something of a tradition here at Colyton, being something that everyone – from students to teachers to support staff – can join in with enthusiastically.”

Exeter Foodbank provides emergency food for people in crisis in the local area.

By student reporter Todd OIMG_4233