Rochdale primary school pupils gift Christmas presents to strangers

Date published: 06 December 2018

A Rochdale primary school has embraced the true meaning of Christmas, by helping others.

Pupils at St Peter’s Church of England Primary School began Advent by delivering random acts of kindness to complete strangers.

The Year 5 students prepared special Christmas presents for their recipients, “to make them happy for the day”.

Headteacher Aelred Whelan told ITV News: “We’re too busy rushing about in our daily lives. We don’t take that time to go up to someone and be kind: open a door for them, give them a gift, give them a smile. It makes such a difference.”

The school went to Oxford Road in Manchester, near the Central Library and St Peter’s Square Metrolink stop, where they performed Christmas carols and handed out their presents.

One recipient told the broadcaster: “It’s a super gesture. It’s just one of those things that makes life worth living.”

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