Sixth Formers lead our Christmas shoebox appeal

Students in the Sixth Form co-ordinated a shoebox appeal to put a smile on the face of children who might not get any gifts for Christmas. The Sixth Form promoted the appeal to all students, urging them to bring in shoeboxes, wrapping paper, and small gifts to be sent all over the world. The Sixth Form then carefully packed the boxes and delivered 38 fun-filled gifts to a warehouse in Ashton-under-Lyne. At the warehouse, the students could see that their gifts would be sent as far away as Kazakhstan and Liberia.

It was astonishing to see the generosity of our students who donated a lot of gifts in just one week. Some students even used their own Vivo rewards to buy fun toys and stationery to fill the boxes with. Our student journalist Lola (Year 7) interviewed one of our generous students:

For this year’s Shoe Box Appeal Anam in Year 9 kindly decided to spend all of her Vivos on presents for children who don't get anything for Christmas. 

Here is our interview:

Why did you do this?

I felt children might not have many presents.

How do you feel?

I feel sorry for the children that don't get much because it's not their fault.

Are you proud?

Yes, I'm doing something good for others.

By Lola Murphy-Cuka 

See below for a copy of the letter enclosed in each shoebox.   

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