PSYCHOLOGY students from King’s Ely demonstrated the power of social change this week after donating 200 Easter eggs for Ely Foodbank, double the amount collected last year.

The charity provides emergency food to families throughout Ely, Littleport, Soham, Chatteris and March. The school’s latest donation will ensure that children facing times of crisis will receive something special to celebrate Easter.

By doubling their collection, the exercise also taught the students first-hand how small steps can lead to significant change, which is one of the learning outcomes of the social change project. In a bid to donate as many eggs as possible, Year 12 students Jenny Yiu and Valerie Beeston spoke about the importance of social change during Senior assembly, encouraging even more young people to get involved by making a donation.

Head of Psychology, Sean Quinn, said: “I am delighted that the students have applied what they were taught on the mechanisms of social change and how small minorities can influence others. This also comes off the back of their charity work for Bulgarian orphans. It is rewarding to see them use what they are learning to help others in our local community and indeed throughout the world. I am thrilled at their generosity and good will.”

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