School pupils hold community
feed for 300 people
PUPILS at a Liverpool School are
holding a community feed for 300 local people, on Tuesday, 4 April 2017, to highlight
the issues of poverty.
Year 5 children at St Teresa of Lisieux Catholic Primary School in Norris
Green have been studying a topic entitled:- 'What riches lie in poverty?',
looking at issues around the world from South Africa to Europe and the UK.
The idea for:- 'The Food, Love and Community Feed' came from looking at
stark statistics regarding poverty in this country, which prompted the pupils to
seek a wider understanding of what support there is within communities for those
suffering with financial difficulties, and what part they can play in helping
It will see the local community enjoy free, warm delicious food prepared by the
children, explore an edible playground where they have been growing their own
fruit and vegetables, take part in cookery lessons with professional chefs,
learn about the work of food banks and have the opportunity to benefit from debt
advice and money management advisors.
As part of their learning and organisation for the
event, the children have:-
► Written and pitched to supermarkets asking for donations of food, including
Tesco, in Old Swan.
► Visited a local Food Hub and Food Bank to help out in the community.
► Written leaflets educating others on the topic of poverty.
► Volunteered to work alongside the Liverpool Real Junk Food Project prepping
food for other community events.
► Linked up with professional chefs, who taught them how cooking healthy cooking
is possible on a budget.
► Read and discussed the novel:- 'Just Juice' by Karen Hesse, prompting
discussions about generation poverty and those who feel disenfranchised
Headteacher Andrew Tremarco said:- "This has been a remarkable project
looking at an issue which affects millions of people around the world, including
many close to home.
It has really inspired our children to do something practical and positive to
tackle the issue of poverty. Most importantly, the community will have an
opportunity to come together and celebrate the joy, happiness and richness that
love and togetherness can bring to us all."