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Students help Operation Christmas Child send presents across the world

Year 9 and Year 13 students, Back row left to right, Lewis Jenkins, Kennedy Searle and Kieran Pritchard. Middle row Lilly Wallers and Keira Pinhey. Front row left to right, Megan Landregan, Sarah Mayne and Maya Ali.

Students from Plympton Academy have been collecting shoe boxes filled with gifts in aid of Operation Christmas Child.

The Year 9 and Year 13 students worked together to bring the 21 boxes, for boys and girls of various ages, into school. The students raised the money for the postage by holding a cake sale and accepting other donations so the boxes could be sent across the world.

The Year 9 students who took part were Sarah Mayne, Maya Ali, Megan Landregan,
Lily Wallers and Keira Pinhey. The Year 13 students were Kennedy Searle, Lewis Jenkins and

Kieran Pritchard.

“I chose to get involved with Operation Christmas Child because I thought that it would be a nice thing to do,” said Sarah Mayne. “I wanted to get lots of people involved so that as many children as possible would have a present to open on Christmas day.”


Fellow student Maya Ali agreed that getting involved with helping would mean someone who had never received a present would get one this year. “It feels good to know that I am making someone happy elsewhere in the world.”