Primary pupils spread cheer with gift box drive

Pupils from The Olive School, Preston are ensuring that the city’s most vulnerable residents are not forgotten this winter.

Community-spirited pupils at the school on Primrose Hill created special gift boxes for children in hospital and people in a local care home, as well as collecting food for The Salvation Army Foodbank.

Residents at the Glades care home in Ribbleton were delighted to receive a visit from the young pupils who hand delivered the boxes filled with treats.

The charitable work forms part of the school’s annual Festive Winter Gift Programme, which takes place across all 28 schools that are part of the multi-academy trust, Star Academies.

Parveen Yusuf, Acting Principal of The Olive School, Preston, said that the programme is an important part of school life as it helps children to learn about the spirit of goodwill during the festive season. She said:

“We have been absolutely delighted with the way our pupils, parents and staff have all embraced the Winter Gift Programme. We are so proud of the way our pupils have worked to make a real difference to our local community. As a school, we are committed to playing an active role in our community and helping others and we hope that our annual Winter Gift Programme will touch the lives of many local people this winter.”

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