Cleator Moor children back Operation Christmas Child project

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14 December 2016 10:57AM

Generous youngsters have been collecting presents to help disadvantaged children enjoy Christmas this year.

Pupils at Cleator Moor Nursery collected 34 shoeboxes packed with festive goodies to donate to charity.

"Collecting shoeboxes forms part of our curriculum," said Claire Anson, from the nursery. "It helps our children to realise how lucky we are and to think about children less fortunate than ourselves. We have donated 34 shoeboxes – an amazing effort for a nursery school."

Donations included toiletries, sweets, toys, scarves, hats and gloves. And children will also receive colouring books, pencils, teddies and dolls.

Operation Christmas Child, organised by Samaritan's Purse, provides children across the world with a shoebox of gifts each year.

Samaritan's Purse is an international relief and development organisation that works through local churches to help communities in Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

The nursery recently received an outstanding Ofsted report - its sixth consecutive outstanding result.

It was recognised for providing a caring and nurturing environment with a "superb" quality of learning. Excellent leadership and supportive staff were also praised in the report.

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