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Stanborough School pupils send gift boxes to Sierra Leone

 Published on: 29th November 2013   |   By: The Newsdesk   |   Category:

Generous children at a Garston school have been busy doing their bit to help disadvantaged youngsters in Sierra Leone. Every year, charity ADRA UK sends gift boxes packed by volunteers within the UK to an impoverished country somewhere else in the world for Christmas. This year, the pupils and staff at Stanborough Secondary School packed 95 boxes and raised £200 towards shipping costs. Vanessa Pizzato, a staff member co-ordinating the appeal at the school, said: “The generosity of the students brought tears to my eyes.” The promotional campaign included a non-uniform day and the school invited Sandra Golding to share her experiences and pictures at a whole-school assembly. Sandra had visited Burkina Faso, last year’s benefiting country, with ADRA UK to deliver the gift boxes. Her passionate presentation of her time in Africa inspired the students to give generously to the appeal this year. As part of the campaign to raise awareness, the school organised a friendly class competition to bring in the largest number of gift boxes. Year 7 and Year 8 jointly won ‘The Most Successful Form’ award by each packing 20 boxes. Year 10X won ‘The Most Committed Form’ award because student had packed at least one box. Tabason, in Year 8, received a special mention for packing 10 boxes all on her own. She was closely followed by Gabrielle, in Year 7, who packed seven boxes. Ms Pizzato added: “Thank you all for supporting this project; every box will make a difference to a child in Sierra Leone.”     Photo by Anne Smith Photography  

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