Our Reverse Advent Calendar

20th December 2017

Christmas was turned upside down for children at Longhoughton Church of England Primary School this year. Instead of having the thrill of chocolate when they opened a window on their Advent Calendar, they were invited to give something instead, with all the collected food given to the Alnwick District Foodbank.

The initiative began in Botswana class when the children were thinking about giving and receiving gifts, but quickly spread to include the rest of the school as well.

Headteacher Mrs Critchlow said ”When we compared what the children had brought with the Foodbank packing list, between them they had managed to collect nearly all the things on the list. We didn't tell them what to bring, their just used their initiative, and they got it spot on!”