Pupils spread joy of Christmas

PUBLISHED: 17:00 24 November 2010

Kings of Wessex students are taking part in Operation Christmas Child

Kings of Wessex students are taking part in Operation Christmas Child

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KIND pupils at a Somerset school will be spreading joy to underprivileged youngsters across the globe this Christmas.

Students from Kings of Wessex School in Cheddar are taking part in Operation Christmas Child.

This year, the school’s generous donation of shoeboxes filled with gifts will be going to children around the world, especially those affected by Pakistan’s recent floods.

Student Rebecca Rowntree said: “I think it is a great idea to spread joy at Christmas.

“Its fun just to make the shoeboxes – and the fact that they will bring happiness to children is the icing on the cake!”

The most popular gifts are sweets, toy cars, small musical instruments and toothbrushes and toothpaste.

The appeal is one of many charity events supported at the school, which is getting ready for the renowned Charities Week 2010.

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