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It’s time to make a Christmas shoebox

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Last week, Mr Peace and teachers spoke to the Prep Department children about Operation Christmas Child – also known as the Christmas Shoebox Appeal.

If your child would like to take part in this annual event, they will need to find and wrap (in Christmas paper) a medium-sized shoebox and lid (wrapped separately) then fill it with new gifts from the following list:

STATIONERY: pens, pencils, sharpener, crayons, stamp and ink pad set, writing pad, solar calculator, small colouring book etc

TOYS: small car, ball, doll, stuffed animal, puppet, small musical instrument (e.g. kazoo or harmonica), skipping rope etc

TOILETRIES: toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar of soap (in a plastic bag), comb, hairbrush, flannel etc

OTHER: t-shirt, socks, cap, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewellery, watch, small torch (with batteries) etc

PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE: used or damaged items, war-related items (e.g. toy knives, guns or military figures), chocolate, sweets, liquids or lotions, medication or vitamins, breakable items (e.g. snow globes or glass containers), aerosol cans etc

You will need to decide the age and gender of the recipient of your shoebox and, when it has been filled, you must cut out and stick the ticked label (from the attached leaflet) on the lid. A £3 shipping donation (in an envelope) should accompany the shoebox and all shoeboxes must be returned by Friday 4th November. Thank you!


You can find out more about Operation Christmas Child here.

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