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Ollerton school children create harvest boxes with local artist and Newark and Sherwood District Council





Schoolchildren created and offered harvest boxes to those in need with the help of a council and a local artist.

Schools across Ollerton have been celebrating harvest time and decorated harvest festival boxes and offered the fruits of their labour to those in need this month.

The arts development and community development teams at Newark and Sherwood District Council worked together with the artist Clare Taylor.

Parkgate Academy harvest donation boxes (60093501)
Parkgate Academy harvest donation boxes (60093501)

Pupils involved in the project are from St Joseph’s, The Forest View Academy and The Parkgate Academy.

Tim Wendels, portfolio holder for homes and health at the district council, said: “Learning to give back to the community when you can and to support those worse off than yourself is so important for young people, especially in the midst of a cost of living crisis,

“To see these children working hard and spreading the smiles on their faces to others is so heartening and we’ve been delighted to help them do so.”

Parkgate Academy harvest donation boxes (60093489)
Parkgate Academy harvest donation boxes (60093489)
Parkgate Academy harvest donation boxes (60093498)
Parkgate Academy harvest donation boxes (60093498)

Many of the boxes created were donated to those in need, whilst others were given directly to the community or taken to local foodbanks.

The district council runs a number of schemes for local food donation including the Crop Drop initiative.

It allows allotment holdrens to donate food to food clubs, food banks, local schools, colleges, emergency food provision centres and Beaumond House Hospice Care.



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