Princethorpe College pupils, parents and staff have responded generously to Director of Ethos, Kieran McCullough’s seasonal challenge to put Faith In Action through the donation of non-perishable food items. Mr McCullough challenged every member of the school to bring in one item of food and the community did not disappoint, showing a sense of empathy, generosity and solidarity that at one stage led to the school’s student hub overflowing with boxes and bags of donations.
On Monday 17 December Richard Gordon from the charity, St Vincent de Paul Society, visited the school to collect the donations. Mr McCullough’s Year 10 class helped to load all of the tins, boxes and bags of food into his car. There were so many that the donations literally had to be crammed in. Mr Gordon was almost speechless, he thanked the Princethorpe community profusely, saying, “The donations will be shared between the homeless and refugee charities that the SVP supports, including the Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre, Carriers of Hope and Warwick District Foodbank. They will be astonished at how much you have given. It will be invaluable.”
Kieran McCullough commented, “The level of enthusiasm and support shown for our Faith In Action challenge was amazing, affirming the school’s spirit of family ethos and showing that pupils embrace the communities they live in and are willing to help those who are less fortunate than themselves.” He continued, “It is easy to sometimes think that one person alone cannot make a big impact, but by bringing all of those individual small acts of kindness together we have been able to make a real difference.”