School launches food­bank scheme

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Pupils and staff at St Mar­garet’s High have cre­ated their own food­bank to help fam­i­lies con­nected with the Air­drie school.

They also added to their end-of­term col­lec­tions with an Easter egg ap­peal, col­lect­ing sweet treats to be dis­trib­uted in the com­mu­nity.

Big-hearted young­sters and staff have been bring­ing in sup­plies of gro­ceries, which are then de­liv­ered to re­cip­i­ents by com­mu­nity learn­ing and de­vel­op­ment work­ers; form­ing part of a drive to re­duce the poverty-re­lated at­tain­ment gap.

Head­teacher Stephen Snee said: “The food­bank and Easter egg ap­peal are just ex­am­ples of the good work tak­ing place in the school.

“Our school lies at the heart of our com­mu­nity – the motto is‘tran­sire bene fa­ciendo’, and our young peo­ple are en­cour­aged to‘go through life do­ing good works’.”

He added:“The key to clos­ing the poverty-re­lated at­tain­ment gap is sup­port [for] in­di­vid­ual pupils and fam­i­lies.”

St Mar­garet’s pupils are pic­tured with de­pute head Carol-Anne Lees, head­teacher Stephen Snee, prin­ci­pal teacher Steven Gal­lagher and Air­drie Cen­tral coun­cil­lor Jim Logue.

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