This teacher walks 5 miles each day to ensure his students get their free school meals
Zane Powles is an assistant headteacher at Western Primary School in Lincolnshire, England. Amid this coronavirus crisis, he is ensuring that his students still have access to free school meals by delivering them by hand to their doorstep – and walking over five miles each day to do so.
Zane hauls huge rucksacks filled with packed school meals that weigh more than 18 kg plus homework for at least 78 students each day.
The former soldier, who was part of the Grenadier Guards, also uses his daily lunch run to check on the welfare of the children he visits. He puts the packed lunch on the doorstep, knocks on the door and then waits on the pavement or in the garden until they are picked up.
Headteacher Kim Leach and another teacher take turns to bring an additional 25 lunches by car to families who live further afield on a 15-mile round trip every day.