The aim of the activity was to collect food in the school. All the students were asked to take part in the action and bring food for the « Banque Alimentaire », an organization which has over 100 branches in France, serving 200 million meals a year to 1.85 million people who have difficulty purchasing enough to avoid hunger. First, a representative from the association came to our school and gave some information about the organization, its aim and operating method. Then, the pupils of the Erasmus+ group took responsibility for the action. Some went to see the school principal to inform her and ask for prior authorisation. Another group created posters advertising the action, giving the date of the action and specifying the type of food needed. Those posters were displayed everywhere in the school. And the last group visited every class to give information about the action. All the students’ families were informed by e-mails.
Two weeks later, the representative came back to collect the food.
The pupils realised that they could take part in actions to help deprived people. They felt they acted as responsible and supportive citizens.
They were very proud to show the result of their collection. They improved their sense of responsibility and team spirit. They were also led to display imagination, creativity and initiative.