Bay Primary School’s shoeboxes for Christmas

Loren Combs, pastor of Calvary Chapel by the Sea, with some of the pupils who donated boxes.
Loren Combs, pastor of Calvary Chapel by the Sea, with some of the pupils who donated boxes.

PRIMARY school pupils have entered into the spirit of Christmas goodwill and donated boxes of presents to send to impoverished children.

The youngsters at Bay Primary School, on St Alban Road, Bridlington, put together over 50 shoeboxes full of presents to send to children overseas as a surprise for Christmas.

The school became involved with the project through the Calvary Chapel by the Sea, on Ferndale Terrace, who set up the appeal in school with the pupils.

Dawn Smith, a Year 3 teacher who co-ordinated the project, said: “The children have been amazing and I have been overwhelmed by their response.

“It is such a small thing to do but will make a massive difference to another child who has probably never received a Christmas present before.”

Pupils of different ages were involved in the project. Loren Combs, Pastor of Calvary Chapel by the Sea, will help organise the distribution of the presents, which are to be sent off in December.