Pupils from across the Kindergarten and Junior School at Gad’s Hill have joined in the annual present collection for ‘Operation Christmas Child’, a national charity who deliver Christmas presents to disadvantaged children across the world. This year has been a record year for gifts which is partly down to the collection becoming a house competition, with the school’s three houses competing to become the house who donates the most gifts, a total of three hundred boxes were donated. Kindergarten pupil Louis Ellson, aged 3, helped his mum wrap an incredible eighteen boxes and said, ‘ I want some Ben 10 things for Christmas, but some children in the world won’t get presents, I am sending some presents to them’. When asked what he wanted to have for his Christmas dinner Louis added,
‘beans on toast’, he may be disappointed! Head of Junior School Fiona Mcpherson, who coordinated this year’s operation said, ‘This collection clearly teaches our pupils about the importance of giving and not just receiving at Christmas, but in addition to that it makes them become even more aware of the world around them, of how other children live and how lucky we are to live in a country that is a safe place for a child to grow up