Children join Sainsbury’s to bring a smile to residents

Sainsburys and Class tractors harvest at Whaplode School.  Martin Pearson of Sainsburys with Mason Cooper and Carrera Beaney and Dorothy Barnett.
Sainsburys and Class tractors harvest at Whaplode School. Martin Pearson of Sainsburys with Mason Cooper and Carrera Beaney and Dorothy Barnett.

Year 6 pupils from Whaplode Primary School teamed up with Sainsbury’s Spalding to deliver produce to residents in the village.

A team of pupils and staff members put together the boxes of goodies, which were donated by both parents and Sainsbury’s.

Six of the Year 6 pupils went out with Martin Pearson and Sam Luff from Sainsbury’s to deliver the food to elderly residents in Whaplode.

Deputy Headteacher Emma Adie said: “It was a really successful day and we were thrilled with how generous parents were with their food donations.

“The residents were really pleased that the children and Sainsbury’s took the time to visit them, and some were really quite overwhelmed which was lovely.”

The children were able to learn about the process from farm to fork as Chris Mackman from Claas tractors, who i s also a Govenor at the school, paid them a visit in his work vehicle.

The children were able to get into both the tractor and the Sainsbury’s delivery van, and asked many questions about what happens when farming and delivering produce.

Emma said: “It was a really good day and a great way to teach the pupils about what happens during the harvest.”

Pictured: Back - lunch supervisor Jo Coates, Sam Luff and Martin Pearson, both of Sainsburys, Chris Mackman of Claas tractors, in couples from back - Mason Cooper, Taiza Maxwell, Archie Crunkhorn, Carrera Beaney, Mia Holt, Bret Bidwell