WEST NEWBURY – Page School students recently became true “superheroes” by helping to fill the shelves of West Newbury’s food pantry, according to the school superintendent and police chief.
On Friday, May 28, Page School students took part in “Superheroes Day,” participating in a fun run dressed as their favorite superhero. The day was sponsored by the Page School PTO and organized by first-grade teachers Bridget Murray and Krista Niles.
The School partnered with the West Newbury Police and Fire Departments and the Council on Aging, and asked the students and their families to donate non-perishable items. The donations filled a police cruiser and Engine 24.
“I am very proud of our Page School teachers for creating an opportunity to teach about giving and charity, and of our first-graders who participated and learned a life-long lesson,” School Superintendent Justin Bartholomew said in a press release.
“We know there are families in need in our community,” police Michael Chief Dwyer said. “By filling both the engine and cruiser, these young students have helped alleviate food insecurity in our community.”
Anyone who would like to help the Food Pantry can contact Council on Aging Director Theresa Woodbury at [email protected] or 978-363-1104.