Operation Christmas Child 2012

Operation Christmas Child is the world’s largest children’s Christmas project, run by the Christian charity Samaritan’s Purse. It encourages us to think of someone else at Christmas and share what we have with others around the world.

In 2011, Maryhill High School sent off 12 shoeboxes to this worthy cause. This year we appealed to our Maryhill community to try to beat this number by encouraging each form group to make at least one shoebox and by asking the staff to contribute to one also, this would have provided us with 25 boxes.

The response we had to this challenge was amazing. Both form groups and individuals contributed generously and we were eventually able to send off 84 shoeboxes, more than three times our original aim.

Maryhill pupils have once again shown their generosity and kindness to others. We would like to thank everyone who took part for spending the time and effort on making someone else’s Christmas memorable.

Pictured above are Imogen Hunt and Harry Johnson, two pupils who made extremely generous contributions, alongside members of 7IN, the form who contributed the most and three year 9 pupils who gave up their time to help to put the shoeboxes together.