Kind-hearted pupils are helping to support vulnerable people across Morecambe this festive season.

Pupils at the school have been supporting Morecambe Bay Foodbank by donating food and toiletries, as well as collecting items of clothing to bring much needed comfort to people who may be struggling during the winter season.

The charitable work forms part of the school’s annual Festive Winter Gift Programme, which takes place across all 28 schools that are part of the multi-academy trust, Star Academies.

Colette Roberts, Principal of The Bay Leadership Academy, said that the programme is an important part of school life as it helps pupils to learn about the spirit of goodwill. She said:

“We are so proud of the way our pupils have worked to support local people who might be struggling over the festive season. Our staff and pupils at Bay Leadership Academy have taken part in some fantastic charitable activities and we know that they will really help to make a difference. As a school, we are committed to playing an active role in our community and helping others and we hope that our annual Winter Gift Programme will touch the lives of many local people this winter.”

Caitlin Bain, 6th Form School Council member, said:

“We think it is really important that we raise money for charities in our local area. We know that some people can really struggle and we wanted to do something to make that better.”

As well as collections for the foodbank, pupils have also taken part in elf runs, an afternoon tea for the community and a collection for the women’s refuge.