Pupils at a Coventry school collect over 90 Easter eggs for children in hospital

Primary school pupils have helped deliver more than 90 Easter eggs to the children’s ward at University Hospital Coventry after parents, staff and the community pitched in with donations.

Pupils at St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School, part of the Romero Catholic Academy, have seen their school reception inundated with colourful boxes and chocolate eggs in the last week of term after a call for donations to give to young patients spending the holidays in hospital.

Children in Year 5 led the campaign after choosing it as their Lent project to benefit the community in partnership with University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (UHCW) Charity.

The school in Stoke Hill ran the same campaign in 2023, beating its previous total of 84, with 92 eggs packed up and delivered to the hospital to be enjoyed over Easter.

Gemma Tate, teacher at St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School, said the goal is to collect more than 100 eggs next year.

“We are over the moon with the enthusiasm families and the wider community have shown in supporting our Easter egg project, which we hope will brighten up the holidays for plenty of children,” said Gemma.

“We’d like to thank everyone who has made a donation as it has felt like a real community effort. The hospital is not too far from our school, and it’s been lovely to see the children wanting to make a difference to others on their doorstep.

“It’s all been part of Year 5’s social action project during Lent, with every year group across the school doing something which benefits people in the area, and we are extremely proud of their efforts.

“I think we can definitely break the 100 mark next year and I know our pupils will relish the challenge.”