Student generosity

THE students at Central Midlands Senior High School recently donated 46 shoeboxes full of gifts to children around the world for Operation Christmas Child.

YouthCARE chaplain Wilson Cooper said he was thrilled when a councillor suggested the idea. 

“It’s such a tangible way for a school to impact people in the toughest circumstances,” he said.

“The determination of the students to support the project was inspirational and I went back to our leadership and got Operation Christmas Child approved.”

On top of the 46 boxes, several big bags were filled with gifts for the children.

Year 8 students Queen Ochaco and Adeline Chapman said they were happy to support such a good cause.

"Operation Christmas Child was really good because we gave things we don't need, to people who are in need. So it's a great cause," Queen said.

"It was good seeing the school participate in giving and making gifts," Adeline said.

Fourty six boxes full of gifts: Year 9 students Andy Penny and Will Butcher, YouthCARE chaplain Wilson Cooper and Year 8 students Queen Ochaco and Adeline Chapman.

Fourty six boxes full of gifts: Year 9 students Andy Penny and Will Butcher, YouthCARE chaplain Wilson Cooper and Year 8 students Queen Ochaco and Adeline Chapman.