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Students collect items for Christmas charity appeal

PUBLISHED: 17:04 02 December 2015 | UPDATED: 17:04 02 December 2015

Ebbsfleet Academy Students with their boxes

Ebbsfleet Academy Students with their boxes

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More than 50 boxes were created

Ebbsfleet Academy students finished collecting for a Christmas charity appeal.

52 boxes were filled with toys, hygiene items and school supplies as well as a personal note and photo and were sent out as part of Operation Christmas Child.

Students took the opportunity to send the box to either a girl or a boy and select an age-range that the items are suitable for.

The boxes were dropped off last week, where they will then be donated.

Alison Colwell, principal of The Ebbsleet Academy, said: “The Ebbsfleet Academy have been supporting Operation Christmas Child for two years, and it never fails to highlight to me the kindness and generosity of our students.

“We place a high emphasis on aspiration, achievement and attainment for all at the academy, but also want our young people to develop into rounded, confident, young people with an awareness for the wider world.

“Operation Christmas Child is just one of the ways we can see this happening and we welcome the opportunity to support those less fortunate than ourselves.”

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