‘Heroes for Heroes’ Preston school thanks NHS with boxes of Heroes chocolates

A Preston school has shown its appreciation for key workers by collecting Heroes chocolates

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 3:45 pm

Longridge Church of England Primary School, Preston has collected 40 boxes of Heroes to donate to local NHS workers as part of its ‘Heroes for Heroes’ project.

Assistant headteacher Timothy Nixon said: “We have managed to collect approximately 40 boxes of heroes, this is super as we have only got a limited number of children in school at the moment.

“As a church school, we just wanted to say a huge 'thank you' to all of the key workers.

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Paramedic and parent Jeanette Fitton with the chocolates collected by Longridge pupils. Photo: Neil Cross

“It was difficult to decide who we were going to give the chocolate to because there are so many people that deserve it.

“It has been a good venture for the children to get involved with and I am really pleased with the results,” Mr Nixon said.

The schoolchildren ultimately chose to donate the chocolates to ambulance staff.

North West Ambulance Service paramedic and parent Jeanette Fitton came to collect the chocolates today (March 2).

Paramedic Jeanette Fitton collects the Heroes from Longridge pupils. Photo: Neil Cross

"I'm gratefully taking these chocolates back to my colleagues and hopefully I won't eat them all, thank you!" Ms Fitton said.

This isn’t the first time Longridge’s pupils have played their part during the pandemic.

Mr Nixon said the children put together a PowerPoint with a prayer for each day of the month in collaboration with the local community and church.

The schoolchildren also designed a logo based on the theme of ‘keeping safe during the pandemic’ which received high praise from Downing Street.