The big-hearted pupils have packed more than 141 colourful boxes with toys and gifts to go towards making Christmas a little more special for those less fortunate than themselves.

Children gathered in the school hall to show off their gifts before they were sent to countries such as Romania.

Parents have also generously donated £200 to the school's charity appeal.

Headteacher Nigel Duncan said: "Events such as these are important as it helps the children to appreciate others less fortunate than themselves.

"And any cause that supports children has to be a worthy one."

The school, in Branksome Hill Road, College Town, has also chosen to support the Make A Wish Foundation as its Christmas charity of the year.