Pupils’ gifts spread cheer in Nepal

Grateful pupils from a school in Nepal have thanked their counterparts in Gaywood for sending boxes full of goodies.

Pupils from Howard Junior School collected items which included toys, colouring books, crayons and magazines. They were boxed-up and sent to its twin school – Shree Himalayan Primary School.

The school, which was in an area devastated by the recent earthquakes, received 31 parcels of cheer.

Staff sent photographs back to Howard school which showed delighted pupils opening the boxes.

Pupils at Howard were spurred into action after the first earthquake.

They held a fundraising cake bake and decided to collect the gift parcels.

Howard headteacher, Gregory Hill, said: “We are so proud of our achievement of sending direct aid to our twin school.  The children’s faces in the photographs say it all.”

The school also sent an email which thanked Howard pupils for their kind gesture.

The message said the timing was perfect because the students were still struggling from the aftermath of the earthquake, which had damaged buildings and homes.

“I would like to give lot of thanks,” the email said, adding the parcels had made the pupils very happy and had helped take their minds off the situation and gave them the courage to attend school.

Published in Your Local Paper, 12/06/15.