Record-breaking year for shoe box scheme

PUBLISHED: 13:24 21 November 2006 | UPDATED: 22:22 28 May 2010

The pupils with some of their shoe boxes

The pupils with some of their shoe boxes

IT S been a record breaking year at Cromwell Community College, Chatteris, for collecting shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Over the past fortnight pupils have participated in the nation-wide appeal which sends a Christmas parcel in a shoebox to d

IT'S been a record breaking year at Cromwell Community College, Chatteris, for collecting shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child.

Over the past fortnight pupils have participated in the nation-wide appeal which sends a Christmas parcel in a shoebox to disadvantaged children around the world.

All year groups were involved, with forms throughout the school assembling a minimum of two shoeboxes. The school says pupil response was "magnificent with a staggering 74 shoeboxes being collected by organisers on Friday.

"This is an all time record for the number of shoeboxes collected at Cromwell."

A school spokesman said "pupils had shown great care and understanding with the selection of gifts chosen for each box and had taken it upon themselves to imagine a life with very few comforts. A huge well done!

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