Pupils donate gifts to disadvantaged children around the world - The Rugby Observer

Pupils donate gifts to disadvantaged children around the world

Rugby Editorial 30th Nov, 2019   0

GENEROUS pupils at Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College have filled boxes full of Christmas gifts for disadvantaged children around the world.

Year 7 students from the school’s four Houses – Apollo, Fortune, Garrick and Phoenix – brought in items such as toys, toiletries, school equipment and other goodies for the boxes.

They managed to fill 70 boxes, which were collected by a representative from Samaritan’s Purse – the organisation behind Operation Christmas Child, an initiative which has sent millions of boxes to children in 130 countries since it was launched in 1990.

Year 7 transition leader Alison Bearpark said: “It was been wonderful to see our students taking part in this project by bringing in items which made up these shoe boxes.

“I am really impressed, and pleased, that we managed to create 70 boxes which will make a difference to 70 disadvantaged children.”

Head teacher Alison Davies said: “This is the first in a number of charitable activities we have organised during the Christmas period and I am really proud of our new year 7 students for the way they’ve taken to this project.

“I am also grateful to all the parents, and the staff, who have supported this initiative, helping to make it a success.”

Visit www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child for more information on Operation Christmas Child.


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