King’s Ely Sixth Formers have donated a record number of Easter eggs to the Ely Foodbank this year.
As part of their studies in social influence, students are taught to recognise the mechanisms of minority influence, draw attention to an issue, and be consistent and yet flexible in trying to achieve change. They learn to be prepared to stand up for what they believe, and by doing so they can bring about a snowball effect in converting others to their viewpoint.
Head of Psychology, Sean Quinn, commented “I am delighted with the students for applying these principles along with a great deal of generosity from all involved in enabling all children in the area to enjoy a treat at Easter during a time of financial hardship.”
With 100 eggs donated two years ago, 200 last year and in excess of 350 this year, the students have again demonstrated remarkable generosity.