Samaritan pupils make a difference for children

Rastrick Independent School shoebox appeal for Samaritan Purse.'From the left, Grace Turner, nine, Emily Layden-Fritz, nine, Natasha Clegg, ten, Booker Morris, nine, and Connor Disley, ten.
Rastrick Independent School shoebox appeal for Samaritan Purse.'From the left, Grace Turner, nine, Emily Layden-Fritz, nine, Natasha Clegg, ten, Booker Morris, nine, and Connor Disley, ten.

Pupils from Rastrick Independent School will be making Christmas that little bit more special for those less fortunate than themselves.

Youngsters from the Ogden Lane School support the Samaritan Purse charity each year.

The scheme asks Children in UK school to pack a box with small toys for either a boy or girl and gifts suitable for a particular age group.

Boxes are then sent to collection points and shipped across the world to children in hospitals, orphanages, refugee camps, homeless shelters and poor neighbourhoods.

Teacher Miss Mcnair said: “Children enjoyed preparing their boxes and learning about others less fortunate than themselves.

“They take great pleasure filling the boxes at home with their parents.

“The children are eager to support the charity and are always so generous.

“This is just another way of teaching life skills and citizenship and showing we care for everyone.”