21st November 2019
Earlier this month, the Elizabeth House girls ordered 100 Christmas shoeboxes and distributed them around the other Houses for pupils and staff to fill with toys and gifts for children in need around the world. Once filled, the boxes had to be labelled with the relevant age range and gender and a 5 donation left inside each box to pay for the delivery.
Before sending, the girls checked through every box to ensure each one contained enough items of a high enough quality, if they needed anything further this was added.
Operation Christmas Child is run by the charity Samaritan’s Purse and King Edward’s takes part every year.
With current COVID restrictions, our boarders have been unable to leave the School for activities they usually would do every week, for example going shopping in Guildord and to Sainsbury’s in Godalming. Without these shopping trips, boarders have been missing this fun bonding time with their friends and even the ‘normal’ experience of going to...