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Every little helps at foodbank collection!

Published on 01/07/16

Orchard students enjoyed a day of collecting food for the North Bristol Foodbank, and meeting Nick Orchard - a student at the school in the 70s. 

Four students from Orchard School Bristol volunteered to take part in the North Bristol Foodbank collection at Tesco's Golden Hill store. 

They handed out shopping lists of wanted items to customers as they entered the store, and spoke to shoppers about the importance of the foodbank, which supports people who cannot afford to eat. 

"I loved feeling the generosity of others. Some people are so ready to help others." - Junior

"What is good is people showing that they care about their community. People seemed happy and it was a fun and happy experience." - Daniel

"There was one lady who said she was going to buy everything on the list!" - Aaron

Aaron also spoke to some elderly people who explained that they felt too poor to contribute because their pensions had been cut. Our students were able to tell them that the foodbank is for everyone who needs help with their food expenses.

The boys also met a former OSB student - coincidentally called Nick Orchard. He attended the school during the 70s when it was Monks Park, and even had a photograph in his car of his class at the time.

He said that he felt honoured that they'd renamed the school after him (joke!), and told the boys that his teacher inspired him to become an actor. Nick said that the school put on big productions, with elaborate sets, when he was a student. 

The collection was a fantastic experience for the pupils, and all of the foodbank team were very welcoming and friendly. A special thank you to Tesco for having us!