Christmas Gifts in Shoeboxes

6 Dec 2022
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Once again, kind hearted Year 7 students at The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College have shown their generous nature by creating gift boxes which will be sent to disadvantaged youngsters many miles away.

Students from the school’s four Houses - Apollo, Fortune, Garrick and Phoenix- brought in items such as toys, toiletries, school equipment and other goodies for the boxes which will be sent to disadvantaged children across the globe.

The filled Christmas boxes were picked up by a representative from Samaritan’s Purse the organisation behind ‘Operation Christmas Child’ an initiative which has sent millions of boxes to children is 130 countries since beginning back in 1990. 

Alison Davies, Headteacher, said “Again this year our Year 7 students have done a fantastic job filling an wrapping their boxes to support Operation Christmas Child. This is a project we’ve supported for many years and it’s lovely to know that the boxes created at AVS will bring some festive cheer to disadvantaged children.” 

More information Operation Christmas Child can be found here: