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Operation Christmas Child
Our School Council worked hard to promote this campaign within the school. They planned and delivered a whole school assembly, stuck up posters around the school building to raise awareness, reminded their classmates to fill shoe boxes and then helped to load the van with over 200 shoe boxes.
Yet again Emmaus families have proved to be extremely generous and compassionate in thinking of others who, this Christmas, will not receive any gifts. We supported Operation Christmas Child by bringing in shoe boxes filled with presents for children aged 2-14 years. Class 3CB helped the School Council to carry these boxes to the van which transported them on the first leg of their journey, to the OCC warehouse in Speke. On Wednesday the School Council will visit the warehouse and learn what happens to boxes after they leave our school. Watch this space for more photographs!
Meeting Stephen Twigg, MP & Former Shadow Education Secretary
Our School Council and Schools' Parliament members met with Stephen Twigg when he visited Emmaus on Friday 3rd February. He spoke briefly with us and then answered lots of our very thoughtful and probing questions. It was really interesting to hear about his life split between West Derby, Liverpool and London as he works in both cities.
Operation Christmas Child - volunteering at the warehouse
Members of our School Council had the chance to see where our shoeboxes go when they leave the school. They unloaded shoeboxes, sorted them in to the appropriate gender and age categories, looked through to ensure they were full to the brim with safe and suitable items and even helped to count and record the number of shoeboxes on the pallet ready to load onto the lorries! It was a very busy morning and I was delighted to hear volunteers at the warehouse commenting on how well behaved and polite the Emmaus pupils were.
We discovered that a lorry will leave the warehouse on Saturday bound for Romania and that 18,000 shoeboxes need be checked and ready to transport to Liberia the following week.
If you haven't yet had a chance to fill a shoebox, please consider doing so.