Pupils honour shoebox queen

November 24 2016

For the last 20 years, while working as part of the catering team at The Red Maids’ School, Christine Barrett has taken part in the school’s Christmas shoebox appeal.

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For the last 20 years, while working as part of the catering team at The Red Maids’ School, Christine Barrett has taken part in the school’s Christmas shoebox appeal. 

This year alone she has made up 55 boxes to send to families living in poverty-stricken parts of Europe and estimates to have made up well over 1,100 boxes in total. 

Earlier this year the school council unanimously decided to give Christine the 2016 School Council Award. This is an annual prize, given by the students to a member of the school community who ‘makes a positive difference’. 

When presenting the award,  the Head Girls Romilly Leech and Emma Jones said: “Christine goes out of her way to look after everyone. Her enthusiasm, compassion and warm heart help make life at Red Maids’ special.”

Reiinforcing this sentiment, headmistress Isabel Tobias said: “We’re a school with an international outlook that strives to make a difference. Christine is doing just that. She has made an immense contribution to our charitable endeavours over many years.”