CSIA Festive foodbank spreads joy in local community

CSIA annual foodbank collection received an overwhelming response of altruism from our students.  

Every Christmas, the House Leaders set tutor groups the challenge of collecting as much as they can for the Camborne Pool and Redruth Foodbank.  Our relationship with the Foodbank has run for many years and we are proud of the Christmas kindness projects and the yearlong kindness projects that run in the school to support the foodbank.  In Geography lessons, the recent Simon Reeve documentary on the BBC highlighted to many of our students the economic challenges faced by many across Cornwall, but also the opportunities available for the future.

Imogen N, Masai, Year 8, has exemplified altruism and integrity this week by donating two full packed boxes of food to our annual Food Bank appeal.  Mum shared with us that Imogen worked to a budget, went around the supermarket on her own and ensured that each box had the requirements for the Food Bank ís Christmas Dinner boxes.

In addition, Faith A, Year 9 and Liam T, Year 7, designed our Christmas Cards for this year, with all of the proceeds going towards the running of the Foodbank.

Year 9 and VIth Form will continue fundraising throughout the year for the CPR Foodbank to ensure that people across the community continue to be supported by such an essential service in these challenging times.

Lily H, Masai House Captain shared “The food bank plays such a pivotal role not only for the school and its students but for the wider local community. During lockdown, I had the opportunity to volunteer at the food bank and saw first-hand what an impact the services offered have on people ís livelihoods. I would just like to say a big well done to all the students and tutors who have been so kind by donating food to this cause and can honestly say it will make a massive difference to families over the festive period.”

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