Pupils have generously donated toys and treats for disadvantaged children in their community.

The school has teamed up with Bradford Cinderella Club to share the gifts with the young people it supports to spread some festive cheer.

The school children have prepared 70 gift boxes containing essential items such as toiletries and clothing, along with a selection of games, toys, art materials and books for children of different ages.

This generous donation is part of the school’s Festive Winter Gift Programme. Through December, pupils are taking part in fundraising activities, donating gifts to people in need of support and giving their time volunteering to demonstrate their contributions to the wider community through charitable actions.

Tara Kirby, Year 10 Progress Leader & PE Teacher who has led on the project, said:

“This year we wanted to come up with a gift programme that would really engage our pupils. Bradford Cinderella Club is a fantastic local charity that supports so many young people in our community, so it was the natural choice for our pupils.

“I am very proud of our pupils and the generosity they have shown to support children who are less fortunate.”

Year 10 pupil Alwafaa Imran said:

“The children who the charity helps are so close to our age and it’s sad thinking people in our own community might not even receive a gift this Christmas. It warmed my heart thinking I could help make a difference during this festive period.”

Principal Karen Jones added:

“Our school, and indeed the Trust to which our school belongs, is known for its charitable ethos. It is at times of the year such as the festive season that we step up our efforts to show compassion to those living in our local communities who may be vulnerable or need a helping hand.

“I feel very proud of the way our pupils have taken a lead in organising gift donations. I know that their kindness will make a real difference to these disadvantaged children this Christmas.”