Pupils bag it up for poor children

Holy Spirit School pupils Sam Costello, Katie Campbell, Chloe Gauntlett and Harvey Varazinskis with some of the backpacks to be delivered to Mary's Meals. (d14111113)
Holy Spirit School pupils Sam Costello, Katie Campbell, Chloe Gauntlett and Harvey Varazinskis with some of the backpacks to be delivered to Mary's Meals. (d14111113)
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CHILDREN in Africa and Eastern Europe will be going to school with all the equipment they need thanks to Heckmondwike pupils.

The Holy Spirit School pupils have filled up school bags with pens, pencils, exercise books and rubbers to send to underprivileged children through the Mary’s Meals charity’s Backpack Project.

School bursar Janice Ryan said: “More than 350,000 children receive Mary’s Meals throughout Eastern Europe and Africa. We’ve invited pupils to fill backpacks with stationery, flip flops and toothbrushes.

“They will be going to children who really need them.”

Mary’s Meals is a charity which provides food to starving children all over the world, and its Backpack Project helps poor children get the equipment they will need at school.