Academy staff and students responded brilliantly to the Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Appeal, donating 85 shoe boxes to this great cause.
The shoe boxes were filled with stationary, hats and gloves, toothbrushes and soap, even some toys. These boxes will be sent all over Europe and Africa. The information we were shown before the donation deadline highlighted that these boxes are most likely to be the only thing they will receive this Christmas. They are definitely less fortunate than us, so it was important that we shared in giving to other at Christmas.
The form that collected the most was 11A, but as a year group Year 7 donated the most boxes. Gates and King Houses donated the most boxes equally, so both Gates and King have been awarded 1,000 Reward Points to say thank you.
Chaplain Mr Hunt who coordinated the appeal said 'I think we forget how lucky we are sometimes; there are people living in poverty and children are the most vulnerable. I think there are approximately a billion people living on a mere pound a day. It makes me feel very happy that we have opportunities like this to do something practical to help.'
Mr Hunt went on to add 'A huge thank you to everyone who helped us to collect shoe boxes to send to children who are less fortunate than us this Christmas. They are currently being sorted and loaded onto trucks to take abroad.'
By Ellise and Ellie