This term, Oaks have been looking at helping our community and learning about a local community charity, Hebburn Helps, a foodbank which provides local families with vital, everyday supplies. It was interesting to consider others and think about how some people find providing their families with food a struggle. Collectively, we decided, after researching and doing writing activities, to do something to help.

We came up with the idea of a reverse advent, where instead of receiving gifts or chocolate each day in December, we would choose to bring something in to give to this fantastic charity. Our donations ranged from toothbrushes, pillows, blankets and canned food among many other things.

Towards Christmas, one of the co-founded from Hebburn Helps came into school to look at our hard work and collect the donations. She was overwhelmed with the support and told us first hand how our collection would be used, which moved us all.

We agreed that we would arrange a trip to Hebburn Helps in the future as it was something the children were really interested in.

I was extremely proud of the children and we appreciated the support from all parents involved.