Pupils at Sacred Heart Catholic school in Camberwell have been getting into the festive spirit with several charity projects this year. 

This year the school initiated a new project called the ‘Sacred Heart Giving Tree' where students and staff could buy gifts for a number of children who are currently living in poverty in London. During the last week of term Katie Waring from the Catholic Children's Society came into school and collected over 20 gifts to help fulfil these children's Christmas wishes. 

During the last two weeks of term, pupils have also been engaged in their annual Christmas hamper campaign, donating food and other Christmas treats which are then wrapped in special hampers and delivered to local pensioners. Many students made complete hampers themselves at home and brought them in to donate. 

"Thank to the generosity of our students there will be a lot of happy elderly people and children this Christmas tucking in to some lovely Christmas goodies," said RE teacher Mr Alex White, who organised the charity campaign along with his Chaplaincy team colleague Mr Richard Price. "This year Sacred Heart has really got stuck in and have embraced the season of giving!" 

Additionally, Sacred Heart pupils this year also raised £850.00 with their annual Carol Singing at the Oval Tube Station and Waterloo Tube Station a further £2635.00 from the school's annual Christmas raffle. These sums will be donated to the school's next charitable mission to the Pattaya Orphanage in Thailand in 2017.