HISTORIC links between Mountford Manor Primary School and Elizabeth House were resurrected with a food donation to the sheltered housing scheme last week.

The Bothwell Road school, in Walcot, which last month received a good rating from Ofsted, had food left over following its kitchen switch to external supplier Caterlink.

And, after a recommendation from one of its governors, who noted the old links between the school and the housing complex in Queens Drive, it was decided two crates of supplies would be donated to residents.

The shool’s parent support officer, Suzanne Gregory, said: “One of our governors suggested there had been a relationship with Elizabeth House in the past, but it had fizzled out.”

The two crates, which were taken over to the 52-bedroom home last Friday by Suzanne and two colleagues, included pasta, macaroni, tomatoes and hot chocolate.

Suzanne said the Elizabeth House was delighted to receive the donation and plans were afoot for more activities which will strengthen the new bonds between the home and the school.

On December 9 it has already been arranged for the school choir to attend Elizabeth House and serenade its tenants with a collection of Christmas carols.

The word has also been put out for more food donations from parents in the hope a Christmas hamper might be donated.