STUDENTS at Leeming Primary School proudly handed over donations of food and toiletries to Salvation Army representatives last Thursday.
The collection was organised after a Salvation Army presentation about the work the organisation does helping disadvantaged members of the community.
Year 3, 4 and 5 students designed posters and displayed them around the school to promote the charity collection and encourage families to donate items.
Deputy principal Anne Thomson said the collection was a practical extension of a whole-school focus during the term on the theme of social justice and helping those in need.
“We had a really enthusiastic response from the whole school community to the initiative, which has been a great way of teaching our students about empathy and the great work of charitable organisations such as the Salvation Army,” she said.
“It has encouraged them to develop a sense of community responsibility and fits well with the school’s aim of developing a high-performing and highly caring culture.”