Great Steeping youngsters help homeless through Rotary initiative

Rotarians and Great Steeping Primary School pupils working together to support local homeless people.
Rotarians and Great Steeping Primary School pupils working together to support local homeless people.

Youngsters in Great Steeping helped the local homeless community after being shocked to learn how many were affected by the problem.

Great Steeping Primary School recently took part in Rotary’s ‘Care in a Tin’ initiative, collecting canned and dried food to donate to those sleeping rough.

“The children did an excellent job,” said head teacher Alison Ackrill.

“They really gave generously to those who were less fortunate than themselves.”

Rotarians also visited the school, which is one of the few in Lincolnshire to receive the ‘Rota-Kids’ status through its work with the charity, to explain the extent of the problem.

“The children were very surprised to here that we were doing it for Skegness - they thought it was more of an inner city problem - and that shocked the children and made them all try their best to bring as much food in as they could,” added Mrs Ackrill.