Canning Town pupils give festive hampers to the elderly
PUBLISHED: 09:00 14 December 2018
Pupils from a primary school in Canning Town celebrated an early Christmas with a lunch for the elderly.
Last week, Star Lane Primary students enjoyed a festive meal and singalong with vulnerable and elderly Newham residents at Custom House and Canning Town Community Centre.
As part of their annual Shooting Stars project, the children gave out 20 festive hampers and sang Christmas songs.
Every winter at Star, Year 4 pupils support a community group in a bid to develop their empathy and compassion skills. Pupils raised money through cake sales to pay for their Shooting Star hampers.
The students giving out the hampers were helped by Custom House councillor, Sarah Ruiz.
Headteacher at Star Primary, Lisle von Buchenroder, said: “I am proud of our pupils and the work they have done to support isolated individuals.
“This is their opportunity to send out shooting stars to our friends in the community.”