Buxton school children help with shoebox appeal

Pupils at a north Norfolk school have been showing their compassion for those in need.

Buxton Primary School has collected 47 shoebox for the annual Operation Christmas Child Appeal.

Pupils were presented with a special Assembly at the beginning of October by Samaritan's Purse, the national charity which organises the Christmas Shoebox Appeal.

On Thursday, November 25, after seven weeks of collecting, 47 boxes were carried through the school to the collecting van – along a 'human child chain'.

All children and their families filled boxes of 'joy' for children abroad, items in the boxes included sweets, pens, hats, paper, cuddly toys, cars and scarves.

Georgia Cleaver, 10, said: 'I love the idea of collecting bits and pieces for a child who would not have a present otherwise. It's great to be able to help.'

Headteacher Deborah Leahy said: 'I am totally overwhelmed by the generosity of all children, parents and staff at our school. Their compassion for the needs of others is incredible.'

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