Bishop Walsh Catholic School was a hub of activity over the past month as students and staff filled and wrapped shoeboxes full of presents and treats for the less fortunate. The grand total was just under 400 filled shoe boxes.
This year we decided to extend a gift across the world to those who may not get any other gifts this Christmas. For some it’ll be the first gift they’ve ever received!
Our school decided to take action to give some cheer to our less fortunate brothers and sisters. This was an enjoyable and rewarding task with our head teacher Mr Farrell saying ‘the chapel filled with shoeboxes was like a child’s dream come true!’.
Here at Bishop Walsh we practise the Gospel Values of service and sacrifice and compassion. I think this event of giving demonstrates what a loving and giving community Bishop Walsh Catholic School really is and I am very proud of everyone who was involved in any way.
It’s hope, it’s God’s love, it’s joy and excitement – It’s the whole of Christmas wrapped up in a Shoebox!
The pupils in 9 Clare won a pizza party as the form who donated the most shoeboxes with an awesome 32 boxes filled with Christmas cheer! Well done to Mrs Chilwan and her form for doing so fantastically.
By Miss Forker,
Bishop Walsh Catholic School, Sutton Coldfield