Tooting schools come together to help London's most in need

Wandsworth Guardian: Students from Gatton and St Boniface schools team up to help the homeless Students from Gatton and St Boniface schools team up to help the homeless

Two Tooting schools of different faiths have come together for a united cause - to help the poor, homeless and elderly.

Students from Muslim school Gatton Primary in Broadwater Road and St Boniface Roman Catholic Primary in Undine Street travelled to London together to donate food items to those most in need.

The students first met in the summer, when St Boniface students visited Gatton to learn about Muslims and Islamic faith.

Gatton students prepared an exhibition on the five pillars of Islam and spoke to contemporaries at St Boniface about their experiences.

Gatton student Aishah Khan, 9, said: "This was a good opportunity to help the poor.

"This is important because we need to give charity and it is not nice that some people have no homes."

Gatton makes an annual donation to Muslim Aid's Warm Hearst Campaign, which hands out non-perishable foods to people in London during the winter.

Gatton headteacher Rifat Batool said: "This was an excellent opportunity for pupils of two faiths to unite for a common purpose - displaying positive partnership and spiritual,moral, social and cultural development."

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