Primary pupils fill 90 Christmas parcels

Children and families at St Joseph's RC Primary School in Barnoldswick have put together 78 boxes for Operation Christmas Child (s)
Children and families at St Joseph's RC Primary School in Barnoldswick have put together 78 boxes for Operation Christmas Child (s)

Children and families of St Joseph’s RC Primary School collected and filled 90 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.

Taking part in the project has helped pupils learn about the wider world and realise how many things are taken for granted in daily life.

It is the third time the school has done the Christmas box appeal which benefits those who are less fortunate.

Headteacher Natalie Wood said: “The children choose if the box is for a boy or girl and the age range. They really enjoy selecting items to include in their box and knowing that they have helped another child in the world.

“We have had an assembly about this project and then the children have discussed it further in classes and watched video clips showing how much joy it really brings to those in need. It is an amazing achievement for our small school. We hope these boxes bring some special joy to others less fortunate than ourselves.”