A SCHOOL has hosted a soup lunch in aid of charity.

St Godric’s RC Primary School, in Newton Hall, Durham City, welcomed parents, grandparents and carers to a simple soup lunch to support Cafod, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development.

Many pupils also made Lent vows, including giving up playing on the iPad and giving up wobbly teeth.

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Headteacher Catherine Craig said: “The children in our school are always keen to support those who are not as fortunate as us and Cafod is a great charity with which to do this.”

Cafod worker John McBride said: “It’s always great to come into St Godric’s as they totally get what Cafod is all about.

“The pupils have an excellent understanding of the problems in the developing world and are keen to do their bit to help out.

“They are always keen to reach out to their brothers and sisters and to give them a hand up.”

Cafod is currently focusing on Sierra Leone, West Africa.