Operation Christmas Child 2015

Operation Christmas Child

Update: 26th November 2015

The RE and L4L Departments would like to say a huge thank you to all the students and parents who supported the Operation Christmas Child shoebox appeal. Year 7 students worked hard during their RE lesson to create as many boxes as they could full of gifts ready to be sent off to less fortunate children. They had a crash course in how to successfully wrap a box (although I’m not sure all mastered this skill!!) and then filled them with all the goodies they had generously brought in.

Other students worked as a P&A group to make boxes between them leading to a whopping 149 boxes! Thank you for your support as without this we wouldn’t be nearly as successful. The shoeboxes are finally on their way so we have time to start thinking about next year… now where did we put the sellotape…?!

You can view the certificate we received from Samaritan’s Purse in recognition of the effort of our students by clicking here.


Dear Parent/Carer

As you are no doubt aware Christmas is fast approaching and every year the RE & Learning for Life Department work with our Year 7 students and get involved with the Operation Christmas Child charity.

Each year students are involved in putting together shoe boxes full of small toys and gifts for less fortunate children from other countries. Students bring in toys they no longer play with, some even spend their pocket money on small gifts such as colouring pencils, hair bobbles or even sweets! They then wrap a shoe box in Christmas paper and place the toys inside, the boxes are then collected by the charity Samaritan’s Purse and they are distributed in time for Christmas.

Our Year 7 students will partake in this activity from 16th October, depending on when their RE lesson is during that time and as always we need your help! Anything that you might have that we could use would be gratefully received, toys, colouring items or even shoe boxes! If you do have anything we could use if you could place it in a carrier bag with your child’s name and P&A group on and get your child to take it to their RE teacher who will then make sure it is available to your child on the day of their lesson. In previous years we have produced around 100 boxes and it would be fantastic if we could produce the same this year.

Thank you in advance of your support,

K Jackson, N Madarasz & P Osborne
The RE/L4L Department