Pupils at Rookwood School have started their Christmas shopping early this year and have busily filed dozens of shoe boxes with everything from sweets to soap!
In a bid to ensure that children less fortunate than themselves will not go empty-handed this December, the whole school has come together to support the Rotary Shoebox Scheme – an appeal which delivers Christmas ‘shoe boxes’ to disadvantaged children around the world.
The Appeal, which brings much needed happiness to children who live in poverty, is something Rookwood pupils feel passionate about and they have created 161 Christmas gifts boxes for children as far away as Albania, Montenegro, Moldovia and the Philippines.
Headteacher, Mr David Bown, commented “The Rotary Shoebox Scheme is an incredibly powerful project and one that our pupils are very keen to support. We are always amazed by their commitment to creating the shoe boxes and know that their efforts will make all the difference to hundreds of boys and girls. We are all immensely proud of their contribution and I would personally like to thank both the pupils and their teacher, Mrs Hannah Willcox, for such an inspirational effort.”