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Canning Town pupils give festive hampers to the elderly

PUBLISHED: 09:00 14 December 2018

Year 4 students from Star Lane Primary with their hampers. Picture: Star Lane Primary

Year 4 students from Star Lane Primary with their hampers. Picture: Star Lane Primary

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Pupils from a primary school in Canning Town celebrated an early Christmas with a lunch for the elderly.

Pupils gave out 20 hampers to elderly residents. Picture: Star Lane PrimaryPupils gave out 20 hampers to elderly residents. Picture: Star Lane Primary

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.

The lunch was part of their Shooting Stars project, which Year 4 pupils take part in every year. Picture: Star Lane PrimaryThe lunch was part of their Shooting Stars project, which Year 4 pupils take part in every year. Picture: Star Lane Primary

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.”

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