Bingley Grammar School

Samaritan's Purse Shoe Box Appeal

Our Senior Student Team (the SST) have spent the last few weeks and months promoting the Samaritan's Purse Shoe Box Appeal 'Operation Christmas Child'.

Students and members of staff were asked to put together a shoe box full of gifts for a boy or a girl. The instructions suggested appropriate gifts to pack such as stationery, dolls, toy cars, deflated footballsand toiletries. They also asked for the boxes to be wrapped as Christmas presents to make them as special as possible for the children when they receive them.

The team have collected around 100 boxes this year with Miss Shah's form group 7O2 making 20 of them! The boxes will be sent to children living in poverty around the world – a lovely thing to do at this time of year and a valuable lesson for our students.

Last week the sixth form prefects ran a bake sale to raise funds which have gone towards the cost of shipping the shoeboxes around the world. The bake sale raised a whopping £173. To add to this, some of our form groups chose to donate money towards the postage of the shoeboxes instead of making one themselves so we managed to cover all of the postage costs.

On Friday the shoeboxes were packed into Mr Greening's van and delivered at Shoezone in Keighley where they began their long journeys around the world.

Operation Christmas Child has created a real excitement around school and the students have actively enjoyed the act of giving gifts to an underprivileged child in another country.

Thank you to all our form groups, student groups and individuals who have contributed to this cause - the children who will receive your shoeboxes will appreciate your gifts more than you will ever know.

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Shoebox sorting

Bake Sale 01

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