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Worle pupils send Christmas gifts to deployed soldiers

PUBLISHED: 14:00 24 November 2017

Mead Vale Primary, Worle, pupils with the armed forces Christmas boxes they are putting together to send to troops in Afganistan.

Mead Vale Primary, Worle, pupils with the armed forces Christmas boxes they are putting together to send to troops in Afganistan.

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Deployed soldiers will be given a special gift this Christmas from students at a Worle school.

Pupils at Mead Vale Primary School, in Kestrel Drive, have been asked to take in treats to fill shoe boxes to send to serving troops in Afghanistan.

The boxes include chocolates, toys, books, cakes and other treats which soldiers who will miss Christmas with their families to enjoy.

The appeal was launched for two pupils at the school whose father is currently serving abroad.

Headteacher Jason Nicolaides said: “We have put together 35 boxes with the children’s donations and they are very excited to send them off.

“The project has taught them about respecting people within their community and about showing support for other children.”

The boxes were shipped to the war-torn country on Tuesday and are expected to arrive within two weeks.

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