Operation Christmas Child

Tuesday, 22 November 2016.
Operation Christmas Child
The charitable reputation of our staff and students was on full display throughout November as we were busy collating gift-filled shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child.

This initiative is run by Samaritans Purse, and aims to bring hope to children in desperate situations around the world at Christmas time through shoeboxes packed with lots of wonderful gifts. To date, over 135 million shoe boxes have been distributed around the world.

We were keen to incorporate our new house system to boost the excitement around this project. Tutor groups in all 5 houses and students in Braintree Sixth Form were asked to collate as many shoe boxes as they could by Friday 18th November. The generous spirit of our staff and students saw as many as 6 shoe boxes donated by a single tutor group, with many students putting together their very own shoe boxes to donate. The winning house was Cavell with an incredible 34 shoe boxes, and Braintree Sixth Form put together 10 wonderful boxes which contributed to our enormous total. 

With a target of 100 to reach, we were astonished when a final total of 149 incredibly-filled shoe boxes was reached on the deadline day! Our always generous students and staff are a credit to our school, and we hope that our gifts will bring joy to children around the world this Christmas.

Miss A McLean

Operation Christmas Child 2016