Throughout our invaluable '12 Days of Christmas' Outreach campaign here at Shrewsbury, our incredible student-led groups played a vital role.
One of these inspirational activities was organised by the CET, our Community Engagement Team, made up of students in Year 12. The CET worked hard to initiate the Shoebox Appeal, an idea developed by Amélie Stewart (12DW) who challenged our Junior school students and classes to produce shoeboxes for Childline Thailand - one of our Outreach partners.
Amélie and the team hoped to use their appeal “to bring some joy to these young people this Christmas after such a turbulent year”. They requested that shoeboxes be beautifully wrapped and filled with both essential items, alongside celebratory Christmas gifts for children who visit The Hub, Saidek in central Bangkok.
We are now delighted to voice the success of this campaign, which has helped many underprivileged children across Bangkok, letting them know that they were by no means alone throughout this festive season. The Hub themselves expressed their gratitude for the “kind consideration and continued support” from students, parents and staff at Shrewsbury; the children opened the shoeboxes as part of their New Year celebrations and were overjoyed by their contents.
Both the Outreach department and the CET team also would like to give thanks for the generosity and compassion of our Shrewsbury community for the donation of such thoughtful boxes, which surrounded our Christmas tree throughout the month of December.