Putting our Values in Action


Thank you to everyone who contributed early Christmas gifts for Operation Christmas Child in Zambia. It’s good to see our values of friendship and kindness going beyond our school gates.

YOUNGSTERS from Lickey Hills Primary School have been inspired to help give children less fortunate a better Christmas, thanks to a local visitor.

Rosemary Aveyard who is co-ordinating Barnt Green’s Operation Christmas Child gave a presentation to years one to six during a school assembly.

She talked about her visit to Zambia where she saw the impact the boxes full of toys and gifts had on their recipients and showed them a Powerpoint presentation relating to the scheme.

Year five teacher Sarah Brooks said the children loved Rosemary’s visit and finding out about Operation Christmas Child.

“They were really inspired and now want to do something for the children less fortunate than themselves.

“So hopefully we’ll get lots of boxes.”

Tomorrow between 10am and 4pm at Barnt Green Parish Centre it will be Super Shoe Box Saturday where volunteers will be tasked with packing the gifts into boxes and tea, coffee and cake will be available to raise funds for transporting the boxes.

Last year St Andrew’s Church and St Andrew’s School sent more than 300 boxes between them.

Gifts for the boxes throughout the year but more will be welcome tomorrow.