St Peter's pupils give back for Christmas

TERRI RUSSELL
Last updated 05:00 05/12/2012

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About 170 pupils from a Gore school did their part to give back to the community yesterday as part of the school's annual Christian Service Morning.

Some pupils from St Peter's College made flower arrangements and made a surprise delivery to about 20 older people living alone around Gore.

Other pupils made Christmas cards and took them to Gore rest homes.

Pupils had the chance to chat to people living in the rest homes, and put up Christmas decorations, while others sang songs and played musical instruments.

Some pupils were involved with community cleanups around the riverbank, churches, parks and school.

Truffles were also made and wrapped and given to businesses around town.

St Peter's College assistant principal Kate Nicholson said it was a great way to celebrate Christmas and for the pupils to unwind at the end of the school year.

"It's our way of giving back to the community.

"Also it fills out our motto, which is charity fulfils the law," she said.

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