Students Deliver Festive Cheer
Students from the Co-operative Academy spent Tuesday 18th December delivering food packages for over 200 local residents. The residents had been nominated to receive the packages and some of the students, with the best merit records, helped out with the deliveries in one of the Academy mini-buses.
The food, donated by Co-operative Food, was a mix of staples and festive treats to help the residents enjoy a special Christmas and New Year period.
Students helped to plan the delivery route and packed the bags on Monday. The Academy prides itself on developing young people who will play an active role in their local communitites.
Academy Principal, Mr Stanier, said "We are so proud of these young people, the fact that they gave up their time to get involved in such a great project is wonderful. We have a brilliant partnership with the Co-operative and a big thanks has to go to them for supplying all the food today. The residents loved the early Christmas suprise."
Helping the students was Stoke City and U.S.A defender Geoff Cameron. Geoff spent the afternoon engaging with the Students and local residents he said "The packs have been really well received by everyone today and it's a tremendous project to be involved with. The aim of the Stoke City Community Trust is to not only encourage people of all ages to get involved in sport but we also want to reach out to other groups of people in the local community and this is just a great way of doing that."