Nearly 100 Christmas Boxes have donated by Years 7 and 8 pupils and parents, this year, for the Samaritans’ Purse annual appeal. Students were asked to make up a gift box with non-perishable items which will be distributed to disadvantaged children around the world. Mrs Julia Harvey, a former member of staff and member of Grosvenor Church Barnstaple, spoke to the students at a special assembly and demonstrated what items could be included. Completed boxes are distributed worldwide by Grosvenor Church to approximately one hundred and fifty countries. This year there has been a really impressive response from the school and their families with nearly a hundred boxes completed! The ‘wall of boxes’ made a very colour display in the reception area before being collected. A sincere thank you to the students of these two year groups, their parents and tutors, for their generous response.