The PhuunkyFoods Healthier Communities project encourages and allows pupils to come up with ideas and implement them to help their communities lead healthier lives, putting in to practice everything they’ve learnt with PhunkyFoods. They can address an issue that they’ve encountered, or that someone else in their community has encountered.
Four Year 5 pupils at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Primary School in West Sussex came up with their Homeless Helpers project to address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of “no poverty”. The Homeless Helpers wanted to make a difference in their community by helping homeless people. They aimed to put together hardship care packs including hankies, pillows, teddies, water bottles and clothing. They raised money by washing cars and cleaning classrooms, as well as asking for tin donations from families. They wrote to St Vincent de Paul Society to tell them how they planned to make monthly donations to their local charity.
The children collated donations of toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes and shower gel) and donated two sacks of supplies to Crawley Open House (homeless service). Their car wash was carried out on 18 July and raised £100, which was also donated to Crawley Open House.