Students backing Operation Christmas Child
Students at The Radclyffe School are decorating and filling shoeboxes with gifts for disadvantaged children this term, as part of Operation Christmas Child.
Gifts, donations and empty shoeboxes are being collected at the Chadderton school ahead of an activity day at the end of the half term. Students will wrap the boxes and fill them with goodies including small toys, toiletries, hats and gloves. The filled boxes are collected by organising charity Samaritan’s Purse and sent to children living in some of the harshest conditions in the world.
Head of Religious Studies Miss Chadwick said, “By taking part, we encourage our students to be involved in a project supporting children in the wider, global community. This is a valuable aspect of citizenship education.”
Parents are welcome to support the charity by donating small, inexpensive gifts to help fill the shoe boxes. You can find advice on what is suitable at the Operation Christmas Child page at samaritans-purse.org.uk
Note to parents and carers
Your child can be involved in this activity in various ways:
• by booking a place on the enrichment activity and be involved directly with the preparation of boxes.
• by donating small, inexpensive gifts to help fill the shoe boxes (e.g. small soft toy, ball, doll, pencils, bar of soap, hair clips etc. Items must be new).
• by making a small financial contribution to help cover the cost of sending the boxes.
Any involvement would be welcomed. Please pass all donations to a member of the Humanities (History, Geography, Religious Studies) staff.