Festive foodbank event collects 100 bags of food

A Midhurst school’s festive Foodbank Friday collection drive saw more than 375kg of food donated to help those in need over the Christmas period.

Thursday, 10th December 2020, 4:57 pm

Midhurst Rother College staff and students filled 100 carrier bags with goods, taking the school’s total to 540kg since September – over halfway to its 1,000kg target for the academic year.

Earlier in the week the Cowdray Estate donated a 10ft-tall Christmas tree to be displayed in the main reception area at the school.

The year-ten drama students’ traditional pantomime for parents and local primary schools will be recorded this year and uploaded for the audience to watch at their convenience.

Bags full of donations from Midhurst Rother College

The annual trip by all 1,200 students to the carol services at Midhurst Parish Church has also been cancelled this year, but there will be a recorded festive message from Rev Dave Willis and Beth Pinder, Youth and Children’s Minister in Midhurst, which will be played to students as part of their Christmas assemblies during the last week of term.

Christmas lunch is still on the menu with Caterlink offering a book-in-advance takeaway Christmas dinner and mince pie catering service for student bubbles.

The term will finish with the annual Christmas jumper day with students arriving through the door to Christmas tunes being played across the college.

Missing this year will be the gathering of staff, decked out in Christmas gear, singing along with the tunes, greeting students as they arrive.

Midhurst Rother College's Christmas tree, donated by the Cowdray Estate

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Bags full of donations from Midhurst Rother College

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