Operation Christmas Child 2016

Operation Christmas Child

Dear Parent/Carer

As you are no doubt aware Christmas is fast approaching and every year the RE Department work with our Year 7 students and get involved with the charity Samaritan’s Purse.

Each year students are involved in putting together shoe boxes full of small toys and gifts for less fortunate children. 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 during their RE lesson in the week beginning 10th October 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
SMSC Department