Grantham girls show ‘overwhelming’ support for shoebox project

Shoeboxes at KGGS. 778C
Shoeboxes at KGGS. 778C
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Poor children in Kosovo will be overjoyed to receive shoeboxes filled with gifts and treats from pupils of Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School.

More than 675 shoeboxes were filled by students, who were given an hour to put their boxes together.

As the task was given during Enterprise Week, it was a great opportunity for the girls to learn skills such as thinking innovatively and decision-making.

Teacher Caroline Rees organised the shoebox collection.

She said: “The atmosphere was really lovely, really Christmassy. All the students were coming down in droves and we put the boxes into a huge pyramid. It was overwhelming and really wonderful that they had taken the project and run with it.”

The boxes will be distributed as part of Operation Christmas Child.

Local businesses helped tremendously with the shoebox project, donating items for pupils to add. KGGS would like to thank McDonald’s, Wetherspoon’s, Wilkinsons, Pavers at Boundary Mill, Jane Shilton at Downtown, Rymans, Asda, B&M, The Pound Shop and Matalan.