Youngsters from a Liverpool primary school linked up with a local charitable organisation on Wednesday to discuss homelessness and anti-bullying as LFC Foundation's #iWill week of action continued.

Seventy year six pupils from Florence Melly Primary School held an afternoon of focused activities on the issues as part of the week-long social action campaign.

Representatives from the Whitechapel Centre, a homeless and housing charity based in the Liverpool region, headed to the school to support the young people’s activities, which included a presentation, cake sale, donation bags and a dramatic performance aimed at raising awareness and removing the stigma of homelessness.

LFC Foundation staff also delivered a bullying awareness session to the pupils and supported some of the young people in producing a play on their learnings. 

Paul Wright, #iwill co-ordinator at LFC Foundation, said: “Homelessness and bullying are both prevalent issues across our city region, so it’s great to see Florence Melly raising awareness and doing their bit to help.

“The pupils have really embraced #iwill week, delivering a variety of different activities, and it has empowered them to continue striving to make a difference going forward.”

LFC Foundation’s #iwill social action programme forms part of the national #iwill campaign, which was launched in 2013 by HRH the Prince of Wales.

Its #iwill programme will work with 21 local schools - 12 primary and nine secondary - as well as youth and community groups to inspire children and young people to make positive contributions to their local communities, the environment and society as a whole.

With a total project fund of £1.25 million - 50 per cent of which is provided by the LFC Foundation and the remainder match funded by #iwill - the investment will deliver a three-year project engaging more than 5,800 individual children and young people aged 10 to 14.

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