Christmas Gifts for AgeUK

Elderly residents in Stockport and Cheadle will have a happier Christmas now CHS’s altruistic Infant and Junior pupils have donated Christmas hampers to residents of AgeUK.

Hand-decorating the boxes at home before bringing them in to School, the pupils got creative and wrapped their gifts with a variety of colourful and festive designs.

Two representatives from AgeUK’s local facility visited the School to collect the boxes to distribute to residents. Pupils in Year 3 and Year 4 volunteered to help pack their car full with the Christmas goodies.

Ben Wignall in class 3H was happy to help, he said: “It was important because we were giving things to people who don’t have enough supplies and possibly don’t have family or friends to buy them presents.”

For some students, it was a reminder of their visit to the AgeUK facility last year when they were invited to share a meal with some of Cheadle and Stockport’s elderly.

Deputy Head of the Junior School, Mr Malcolm Johnson said: “At CHS we’re always encouraging the pupils to be altruistic – not only doing good things, but doing so without expecting rewards. It was wonderful to see so many of the pupils continuing to show our Waconian values of contribution and compassion through a huge number of donations without the hope of receiving anything in return.