Blacon High School supports the Operation Christmas Child shoebox appeal
Students from Blacon High School have supported the ‘Operation Christmas Child’ shoebox appeal again this year. Students from each year group were given the task of bringing in items that could be donated to a child their age. As part of the appeal, student’s watching a video of what life is like for children in other parts of the world.
Assistant Headteacher Nick Scoltock said “The Operation Christmas Child appeal is a fantastic way to highlight what life is like for children in other countries. It brings home to students how lucky they are.”
In their tutor groups, students sorted the items such as toiletries, toys and clothing into gifts appropriate for boys and girls and placed them into shoe boxes which had been wrapped in Christmas paper.
Kingsley Rodric (12)Year 7 explained “It was great fun making the shoe boxes and it felt good to be able to help other people.”
Rachel Flynn, head of year 7 said “the students in school worked really hard to donate over 50 shoe boxes to this year’s appeal.”
Year 7 students (l-r): Chelsea Boden, Calvin Anstey, Kingsley Rodric, Lacey Purchase, Lauren Jamieson and Maisie Conlan.