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Marine Academy Primary take part in reverse advent calendar ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Marine Academy Primary in Plymouth, part of the Ted Wragg Trust, have taken part in a reverse advent calendar this December. 

Opening a little door to find a chocolate behind it is a much loved festive tradition, however reverse advent calendars are becoming increasingly popular.  They are a great way to teach children about social responsibility and get them to think of others during the Christmas season.

Reverse advent calendars turn the tradition on its head and pupils at Marine Academy Primary have donated an item each day for the Plymouth Soup Run.  The donations have now been bundled up and taken over to the community and faith driven service, which provides free food and drinks to homeless, hungry, and vulnerable people 365 days a year.

Thanking the school for their donations on X (Twitter) the Plymouth Soup Run said:

Wow, just Wow! There are no words to adequately describe the amazing generosity of the families & community @MarineAcademy. The amount of donations collected for @plymouthsouprun is just incredible. A HUGE thank you from everyone we serve each night on the streets of Plymouth.

Nicola Keeler and Georgina Reid Co Headteachers at Marine Academy Primary said:

“We are so proud of our pupils and grateful to everyone who donated items for the Plymouth Soup Run.  It’s so important for children to contribute to making their local community a better place and brilliant for them to be thinking of others this time of year.”

Moira Marder, CEO of the Ted Wragg Multi-Academy Trust said:

“I was so pleased to hear that MAP took part in a reverse advent calendar this year.  Supporting and strengthening our communities is at the heart of the Ted Wragg ethos and it was great to see how much was donated to support the great work of the Plymouth Soup Run.”



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