STUDENTS at Neston High School have been busy filling shoe boxes as part of Operation Christmas Child.
The school had an “overwhelming response” to their appeal for help, and collected 192 boxes filled with presents, toiletries and much-needed items for overseas youngsters.
The boxes – which had all been carefully designed and created by individual students and tutor groups together – were collected at the start of December.
They were taken to a depot in Birkenhead before being transported to children in Eastern Europe, some of whom will never have received a gift before.
A school spokeswoman said: “The appeal has been a fantastic way of students remembering those who are less fortunate as they develop their moral and global awareness of the world in which we live. All of the students involved formed a human chain from deputy headteacher Rachel Hudson’s office to the reception area from where they were collected.”
Chris Shepherd, Senior Adviser for Secondary Education in Cheshire, also joined in the preparation of the boxes for the van, with Neston High headteacher Steven Dool.
Mrs Hudson, who had co-ordinated the appeal, said: “It was lovely to see so many students involved and also the local community.
“I am always extremely humbled when I receive the boxes and see the thoughtfulness and generosity of all who were involved.
“The boxes are a credit to the students of Neston High and we look forward to seeing the photographs of the boxes being received in the New Year.”