PUPILS at a Keighley primary school have been involved in a project to create their own social enterprise.

Year 5 children at Holycroft have worked on the initiative with the charity Rethink Food and Asda community champion Suzie Ramsbottom.

"The project will help the local community and reduce food waste by giving supermarket surplus food to families who need it," writes Year 5 pupil Mohammed Abu Hamza, ten.

"Year 5 has worked together and developed the project, and created a name and slogan for the enterprise – the name is Happy, Healthy Holycroft Helpers and the slogan Taste it, don’t waste it. We also designed a creative logo, a watermelon globe, to represent food surplus from around the world helping local people.

"We know that millions of tonnes of food go to waste each year. The Rethink Food programme has been designed to create sustainability for future generations. This will help to remove hunger as a barrier to learning."

Suzie said: "It’s been great working with the pupils from Holycroft Primary School. They have really engaged with the social enterprise and understood the importance of helping the environment and their own community, with the help of Rethink Food and Asda."