Pupils pack up presents

NILABE111128e1sch, Ilkeston Chaucer junior school collecting shoeboxes for operation Christmas child.
NILABE111128e1sch, Ilkeston Chaucer junior school collecting shoeboxes for operation Christmas child.

PUPILS at Chaucer Junior School have packed up presents to be sent overseas as part of a charity project.

More than 60 shoeboxes were filled with toileteries, small toys, toothbrushes and hats and scarfs to be sent to children in poorer countries.

Samantha Sterling, from the school, organised the collection.

She said: “The children really enjoyed packing the boxes and getting them ready to be sent to children who perhaps won’t get any other Christmas presents.”

Pupils also counted up cash raised for Children in Need with various fundraising events.

They will hand over £264 to the campaign after pupils wore spotty pyjamas, bought sweets from a tuck shop and covered a Pudsey picture in coins.