Neighbourly hamper brings Christmas joy

Before Christmas Mrs Cullen in the Learning Zone received a call from 88 year old Mrs Knight, a CHS neighbour, who was wondering if our library donated books. Mrs Knight explained that she liked to read, as she spends a lot of time at home by herself. On hearing this, our Student Book Council sprung into action! 

In addition to finding a selection of books they felt Mrs Knight might enjoy, this kind-hearted group of students took it upon themselves to build a Christmas hamper filled with all sorts of treats – including Christmas cake, fluffy socks, slippers, chocolates, crayons and word search puzzles.

Students Courtney, Annabel, Bella, Liv, Neve, Lola, Amna, Inayah, Niala, Ella and Holly-Marie, who are in Years 7 – 10, delivered the lovely hamper before we finished for the Christmas holidays. Mrs Knight, who was very overwhelmed, cried some happy tears as she was presented with the gift.

In the New Year, the Knight family kindly sent in a thank you card and a box of chocolates for our students to enjoy. Mrs Knight’s son David said:

“Some people make the world a better place. You and your pupils are those people”.

We are incredibly proud of these young people and the way they represented our school in the local community, showing such care and compassion in these unprecedented times.

The Student Book Council always welcomes new members, students can see Mrs Cullen in the Learning Zone to find out more about how to join.

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