Boxes of Christmas joy sent across the world thanks to Burnley schoolchildren

Students from St James Primary School in Lanehead, Burnley, with their boxes of gifts for Operation Christmas Child.
Students from St James Primary School in Lanehead, Burnley, with their boxes of gifts for Operation Christmas Child.

Kind hearted pupils from a Burnley primary school forgot about their own wish lists for Father Christmas to think about other youngsters not as lucky as them.

Staff and pupils at St James in Lanehead took part in the project, Operation Christmas Child, which involves filling shoeboxes with gifts and treats that are sent out to children all over the world.

The Samaritan's Purse charity distributes the boxes to the children and 87 boxes will be delivered from St James across the globe this year.