On October 19th we were all very pleased to welcome Gary from the Samaritans Purse who entertained us with his stories of children around the world. On a more serious note he explained the poverty that some children grow up in, with few clothes and no toys. As a year group we decided that we wanted to help so Gary explained to us about the shoe box appeal. We immediately started collecting items for the boxes and set up a mufti day for the rest of the school to help through donations to the appeal.
In November the samaritans purse van arrived and we were pleased to give them over 30 full boxes for children of a similar age to us who live in Kurdistan, Haiti and Romania. We hope to repeat this, but collect even more boxes next year.