Christmas Donations from Year 10

As part of their English Literature course, Year 10 have been studying Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Whilst the story is a seasonal classic, the novella has given us a reminder of the need and poverty that we still see around us today. In Stave 1 we see Scrooge counting his money, “A squeezing wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner!” He sends the charity gentlemen away; saying cruel things about the poor.

Mrs Malcolm said: “With the story of Scrooge in mind, 10E6R decided a meaningful piece of homework would be to bring in items for the local Food Bank, and their generosity has astounded me. For most days of Advent there has been an ever increasing pile of pasta, cereals, tins, tea and coffee, jams and sauces, chocolates and puddings.”

On Tuesday 19th December the students visited the Food Bank to drop off their donations.

Mrs Malcolm added: “I am very proud of their kindness to others, and would also like to thank 8SM and 9ST for joining in and contributing with so much Christmas spirit.”

“In the words of Charles Dickens: And it was always said of Scrooge, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us!