JCSC Festive Jumper Day 2021 for Amble Food Bank

Dec 23

Staff and students at James Calvert Spence College, Amble, once again dressed in their finest festive jumpers for a day of fundraising in aid of Amble Food Bank. 

The school held a Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 17th December and asked those taking part to donate items for collection by the charity. 

A huge selection of food and other groceries were donated by students and their families with a competition to see which class could donate the most items. 

Class 5D were declared the winners by Art and Design teacher Miss Scrimgeour after donating an impressive 112 items and received some fabulous cupcakes as a reward. 

JCSC Sixth Form students helped to coordinate the collection of items as part of their in-school volunteering, which saw them giving their time for ten hours this term for the benefit of others. 

Amble Food Bank volunteer Lynne Morelli visited the school to collect the donations and ensure they reach those who need them over the festive break. 

Katrina Cassidy, Pastoral Support Officer (PSO) at James Calvert Spence College, said: “The staff and students at JCSC felt very strongly that they would like to donate to Amble Food Bank again this year. A group of sixth form students helped with the practical side of the collection during their volunteer time.  I would like to thank all the students and their families for embracing the spirit of the day. The fantastic jumpers I’ve seen have raised plenty of smiles along with the donations.” 

Miss Scrimgeour, Art and Design Teacher at James Calvert Spence College, said: “We have been blown away with the generosity of our fabulous students. I cannot believe how much food we have collected. It will mean so much to the families who receive this food. It has been such a hard year on everyone and the fact that people are still willing to ‘give’ makes me so proud. I’m not even embarrassed to say it got me choked up when I saw the pile of food, it’s such a fantastic example of Christmas spirit.”