Padbury Primary School students helping those in need

Parent Tarryn Lee and chaplain Jade Crompton with boxes filled for Operation Christmas Child at Padbury Primary School.
Parent Tarryn Lee and chaplain Jade Crompton with boxes filled for Operation Christmas Child at Padbury Primary School.

PADBURY Primary School students were in the Christmas spirit early this year.

The school recently put together about 40 boxes of items to give to those less fortunate as part of Operation Christmas Child.

In two weeks, students collected items including clothing, toys, games, stationery, toiletries and jewellery and wrote accompanying letters to be packaged up and distributed by Samaritan’s Purse to children aged 2 to 14.

Deputy principal Kim Atkins said the activity would help those who would not otherwise have a present to open on Christmas Day.

“It was also to help students appreciate what they have,” she said.