News Christ Church Academy staff walk 200 miles for 200 breakfasts a day

Staff from Christ Church Academy Primary School in Shipley completed a sponsored walk to raise money to help them continue their Fuel for School project, certainly showing that they go the extra mile.

The staff started their walk in the half-term holidays from the Pudsey sharehouse, where the staff from ‘The Real Junk Food Project’ had boosted their energy levels through providing teas, coffees and breakfast for all involved. The Christ Church Academy staff then walked a lengthy route to the centre of Leeds where they joined the Leeds-Liverpool canal. They then walked along the canal back to school and by doing so, had completed a collective 200 miles in total.

The school started working with Fuel for School in January 2016 and since then, they have given over 100,000 free breakfasts to children before they start their learning. They also provide a very popular weekly market stall for parents and staff, where they take food on a ‘Pay as you Feel’ basis.

The school has so far raised £900 to continue providing breakfasts to their children whilst also helping reduce food waste and tackling food poverty.

Mr Ireland, Deputy Headteacher at Christ Church Academy stated, “Our school is committed to giving every child the best possible chance to succeed at school. For the last three years, we have ensured that no child feels hungry at school. The generosity of all of our sponsors shows that they share our commitment and we thank them for their support.”

The school achieved a ‘Good’ grade from Ofsted in October 2016. They recently achieved their highest ever Key Stage 2 SATs results and their attendance is the highest it has ever been. “The Fuel for School project has been such a positive for us and we have no doubt that this has really helped us in our continued improvements,” added Mr Ireland.

The school confirmed they will continue to look for innovative ways to raise money to support their work in school.

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