Staff at Christ Church Academy in Shipley took part in the three peaks challenge last month to raise money to enable them to continue the “Fuel for School” programme in their academy in 2017-18.
Fuel for School is an exciting initiative created by The Real Junk Food Project designed to help remove hunger as a barrier and highlight the vast amounts of wasted (yet perfectly edible) food across our local and wider communities.
The aim of the sponsored walk was to raise funds for the popular programme to extend provision for a further 12 months. School staff including Philippa Foster (Head teacher) and Richard Ireland, (Deputy Head) took part in the 25 mile walk and were extremely pleased and proud to complete the challenge within 12 hours.
So far, staff at Christ Church have raised over £1500 to continue the programme, and hope to raise the remainder of the £2600 target total through further fundraising.
Richard Ireland, Deputy Head said “Too many children across the UK go to school hungry every day. The most positive thing is that our school is able to support a project, which aims to remove hunger as a barrier to learning whilst educating our own pupils to reduce food waste and raising awareness of the importance of nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.”
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