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Students gather Christmas gifts for the world!

Year 9 students co-ordinate the big Shoe Box Appeal for gifts for disadvantaged childrenOperation Christmas Child logo

students closeup with shoe boxesOur Year 9 GCSE Enterprise and Marketing students have been busy with their first major project – raising funds to take part in Operation Christmas Child.   Students are encouraged to take responsibility for real projects in school to encourage them to learn all about enterprise and business.  Pedmore has been taking part in this charitable venture for several years and it has grown more successful every year. 

Operation Christmas Child collects wrapped shoe boxes filled with gifts and co-ordinates deliveries all over the world to the most needy children.  Our students take responsibility for wrapping the boxes and filling them with donated gifts from our generous staff and fellow students. The teams fundraising efforts then pay for the shipping costs of the boxes as they are are sent all over the world.

This year students have done a range of fundraising activities including holding a Year 7 and 8 Halloween Disco, a sponsored “Speak only in French Day”, and a film night.

Mrs Hunter, Head of Design Technology and Enterprise Studies said,   “Our new Year 9 GCSE Enterprise and Marketing students get a great insight very early into their course with this not-for-profit project and have their first taste of working as an effective team with a tight deadline to deliver a product. We believe that our Enterprise students should also consider the possibility of Social Enterprise ventures and what a difference they can make to our society today”. shoe boxes in reception awaiting collection

For further information about Operation Christmas Child go to https://www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/