BREAKFAST was an even more important meal than usual at a Northumberland school on Friday.
Longhorsley St Helen’s First School organised a charity breakfast event in aid of families living in the Philippines whose homes and communities have been ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan and there was an excellent turnout of parents, children and members of the community.
Staff prepared warm croissants, pancakes and waffles, accompanied by freshly-brewed coffee for the adults and hot chocolate for the children, and the community link was extended by a donation from the Morpeth branch of Morrisons towards some of the ingredients. A total of £337.50 was raised.
Headteacher Sue Hall said: “This event demonstrates the lovely understanding the children have about caring for their school, their community and the wider world in equal measures.
“We are extremely lucky to have such dedicated staff and wonderful, supportive parents that make events like this possible.”