Students and teachers at Castleisland Community College organised our Christmas Shoebox Appeal for children in the developing world.
By: Danielle Reidy
The school community participated in different ways. Some members brought in made up shoe boxes whilst other members donated money.
Recycled Clothes and Toys
All students and teachers were asked to bring in recycled clothes and toys, in good condition, that they were no longer using.
Art classes in the school made soft toys using recycled buttons. The third year CSPE class organised a cake sale to raise funds for the shoeboxes.
Transition year students wrapped the recycled shoeboxes that everyone brought in. The categories to choose from were ages two to four, five to nine and 10-14 for boys and for girls.
Transition year students made up the shoeboxes using the recycled clothes and toys along with bought items such as soap, copies, pencils, crayons and colouring books.
106 Shoe Boxes
The recycling of clothes and toys have shown how inexpensive it is to make a shoe box and it has encouraged everyone to recycle items whenever possible.
The school collected 106 shoeboxes and they are being sent to children in Albania for Christmas.
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