Newton Pop kids' backpack charity challenge

YOUNGSTERS at Newton Poppleford Primary School have been helping some of world s poorest children.

YOUNGSTERS at Newton Poppleford Primary School have been helping some of world's poorest children.

Students have taken up the Backpack Project challenge by handing school supplies to those less fortunate in countries such as Malawi, Uganda, Haiti and Liberia.

The generosity of children and parents has seen a whopping 45 complete backpacks ready to be send off.

Children have enjoyed their involvement in the bid.

Clemmie Moore, five, said, 'It's really kind to help other people and I enjoyed collecting things.

Imogen Hewitt, five, hopes children will enjoy getting the backpacks and "seeing what's inside".

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Notebooks, pens, pencils, crayons, rubbers, rulers and sharpeners have been collected as well as useful items such as towels, sandals, spoons and clothing.

Parents Mrs Hannan and Mrs Manley helped to introduce the project to children, and organise the collection of items to fill backpacks.