Pupils collect items for homeless '˜incase Santa doesn't visit them too'

Pupils at Swiss Gardens Primary School in Shoreham collected donations for the homeless after a concerned Year 5 pupil asked whether they would get a visit from Father Christmas too.

Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 4:45 pm
Updated Thursday, 15th December 2016, 11:22 am
Pupils put together a collection for the homeless at Christmas SUS-161214-163352001

During an exercise in which pupils wrote a list to Santa, Harvey Matthews (pictured centre) raised the question, which led to a group discussion.

The class decided to collect items ‘incase Santa doesn’t make it to them’ – which resulted in 80 bags of donated clothes, blankets, toys, books and toiletries in aid of Worthing Churches Homeless Project.

Teacher Michelle Woodward said: “I’m really proud of Harvey and how he was thinking of other people rather than himself.

His selflessness has led to a large amount of items being donated to a great cause and will hopefully enable others to have a happy Christmas too.”

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