South Park Primary children chip to Operation Christmas Child

PUBLISHED: 17:39 20 November 2011

You could not see children for boxes piled up high as youngsters brought in gifts for less privileged children.

Pupils at South Park Primary School, Water Lane, Seven Kings made and brought in boxes which were collected at the school on Tuesday.

It was part of Operation Christmas Child, run by the Christian charity Samaritan’s Purse, which sends gift-filled shoe boxes to disadvantaged children around the world.

Deputy head Elizabeth Gelston said: “We have had such a good response from our pupils, collecting more than 70 boxes with all years taking part. We held an assembly about who the boxes go to which really engaged the pupils especially when they saw the smiling faces when the children opened their boxes.”

The idea was suggested to the school by a parent whose daughter had taken part in the scheme before, and they hope to take part in the project again.

Are your children contributing to Operation Christmas Child? Contact the news desk on 020 8477 3800.

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