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Christmas Shoeboxes to Uganda

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Bolton School Girls' Division has taken part in ’Operation Christmas Child’, which is the world’s largest children’s Christmas project run by Christian relief and development organisation Samaritan’s Purse.

The girls donated individually and collectively a shoebox which they decoratively wrapped and filled with essentials including toothpaste, hairbrushes, combs, soaps, hats, scarfs and one or two luxuries including teddy bears and sweets.

The boxes go to Uganda to underprivileged children, who are only permitted to go to school if they have a calculator. The students from the Girls’ Division tried to include a calculator and pens in most of the boxes.

Textile Technology teacher Sophie Entwistle said: “Last year for the first time the Girls’ Division took part in the scheme, and it was such a huge success that this year even more took part, and an amazing 173 boxes have been decorated, filled and donated, since the beginning of last half term.”

The boxes have been collected and taken to a warehouse in Bolton town centre ready to be checked, packed and crated. Next week the girls will take time out from school to go down to the warehouse to help the volunteers with the next stage, before the boxes are shipped off overseas.

For further information please visit www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk

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The girl's with Textile Technology teacher Sophie Entwistle with the parcels all ready to go

The Shoeboxes get loaded up

The Shoeboxes get loaded up