Since September, Year 7 have been reading Charles Dickens’ Christmas classic: A Christmas Carol. Dickens’ timeless message of helping those in need has inspired Year 7 to take part in the Christmas Box Appeal. English classes all worked together to get boxes ready to help to spread Christmas cheer to vulnerable children across Europe. Our original aim was to donate two boxes from each English class, but the students exceeded all expectations and we donated over 90 boxes! A big thank you to all the students, parents and staff in their generosity and enthusiasm towards this project.
'Many children and adults go through Christmas without receiving any presents. With the help of Sandringham, we have been able to gift those unfortunate people with many special gifts. This year, year sevens got to take part in this.’ Lily H 7A
‘I enjoyed really making a Christmas Box (for a 11-15 girl). I found it fun to look for presents for someone my age. I decorated my box in shiny Santa paper and on the inside, wrote 'Merry Christmas!' in 10 languages. It's important to help those who are less fortunate than us, especially at Christmas time.’ Isabella P 7H
‘Year 7 recently completed the Christmas Box appeal. This event included creating a shoe box filled with lovely gifts for those who have less than us. We worked in groups or alone to create these boxes and decided on different categories and types of people we would like to give our boxes to. We wrapped are boxed in festive paper and thought carefully about what we would put in them. This was a very nice thing to do, and we love to think about those people opening our Christmas boxes and how happy this must make them.’ Hannah E 7A
‘When making a Christmas Box, I had to think carefully about what a boy (aged 7-10) would like to receive. I put a skipping rope, a bag of sweets, some fidget toys, and a cup for drinks. That is what I believe someone that age would enjoy. It is nice to be able to give to people less fortunate then us.’Toby G 7H
Miss A Fox