Community-spirited pupils are spreading festive cheer to local vulnerable children and those living in care homes this winter.

Pupils at the school organised a collection of toys which were donated to vulnerable children through Bradford Children’s Services and to the children’s ward at Bradford Royal Infirmary.

Children also visited vulnerable and elderly people at The Gateway House Care Home and Respite Unit and Chorlton House Care Home where they brought festive cheer by singing Christmas songs to the residents.

The charitable work forms part of the school’s annual Festive Winter Gift Programme, which takes place across all 28 schools that are part of the multi-academy trust, Star Academies.

Clare Daddy, Principal at Thornbury Primary Leadership Academy, praised pupils and staff for their efforts. She said:

“I am very proud of the way our pupils, their parents and our staff have pulled together to make a difference to people who might be struggling this winter. Our children enjoy helping those that need it and as a result they develop a sense of caring and humility towards others.  At Thornbury, we feel it is so important to give something back to those who are less fortunate than ourselves. We are honoured to serve our community.”