Ideas for Schools
UK School children with shoeboxes

You can choose to make one shoebox per class with each child contributing a gift, or every child could fill a shoebox – whatever works best for your school.  Here are some ideas for how to take part:


  • Download our Introduction Letter to Parents when you send home the How to Pack Leaflet, to tell parents all they need to know about the programme and why your school is getting involved.


Pat Sabin, former Headteacher at Firfield Primary School Derbyshire said this about the programme:

“Operation Christmas Child added a tremendous dimension to or school ethos. The beauty of the whole campaign is that you can link it into almost every aspect of the Curriculum. Parents, prospective parents and Ofsted were very impressed by the community perspective that Operation Christmas Child embraced.”


Students and Shoeboxes – More than a shoebox