Pupils are ensuring that children from disadvantaged backgrounds in Bradford are not forgotten this winter.

Community-spirited pupils at the school have created special gift boxes for children as part of the Bradford Cinderella Club shoe box appeal 2019.

Pupils have generously donated gifts and filled boxes with festive treats and fun items to help put a smile on some of Bradford’s most disadvantaged children.

The Bradford Cinderella Club was founded nearly 130 years ago to provide treats for underprivileged children. The club receives no public funds and is financed completely through fundraising and donations.

The charitable work forms part of the school’s annual Festive Winter Gift Programme, which takes place across all 28 schools that are part of the multi-academy trust, Star Academies.

Shoaib Ali, Assistant Principal at Laisterdyke Leadership Academy, praised the pupils’ efforts and thanked parents and staff for their support. He said:

“We are delighted by the way our pupils, parents and staff have all embraced the Winter Gift Programme. One pupil told me how happy he was to be able to make a difference to children who were less well-off. It’s essential for our pupils to understand that there are people who need support and who, with a little effort from ourselves, can be helped.”