Students at St John's have donated items for the Armidale Community Carevan

CHRISTMAS SPIRIT: Year 6 students Caitlin Croft, Jack Cassidy, Lydia Farrar and Solomon Layton with some of the gifts the school will donate to the Carevan.

CHRISTMAS SPIRIT: Year 6 students Caitlin Croft, Jack Cassidy, Lydia Farrar and Solomon Layton with some of the gifts the school will donate to the Carevan.

THE ARMIDALE Community Carevan will receive a special gift this Christmas, donated by the students of St John’s at New England Girls’ School.

The students have been running a reverse advent calendar in the lead up to Christmas, with families gifting different items each day to give to the homeless.

Year 6 teacher Emma Pracy said the school wanted to do something more community-minded.

“The kids have learned a lot about selflessness and the importance of giving,” she said. 

Year 6 student Lydia Farrar said it felt good to help someone in need.

"We’re fortunate enough to get presents, some people don’t get anything for Christmas so it’s good to help them out,” she said. 

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