Pupils from Eden Girls’ School have been bringing a little cheer to the cold winter days - by delivering gift hampers to vulnerable members of the community.

The children from the school in Bath Road prepared more than 30 gift hampers filled with toiletries and biscuits as part of their festive winter gift programme. The hampers were delivered to patients at the Thames Hospice in Hatch Lane, Windsor and to the Slough Homeless Our Concern charity.

Karim Murcia, Principal of Eden Girls’ School said: “I am very proud of our pupils. As a school community we are keen to ensure that people receive gifts this winter so they know that people are thinking of them. It has been very heartening to see our pupils coming together to organise the collection of donations.

“Through our charitable endeavours we aim for it to have a lifelong impact on the girls, so they continue to contribute further to good causes in our local area and realise it can be very rewarding.”

Pupils selected the two local charities because of the positive difference they make to the lives of local people. Thames Hospice provides expert care for people living with life-limiting illnesses in East Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire, while Slough Homeless Our Concern (SHOC) supports rough sleepers towards recovery and transformation.

Eden Girls’ School is a free secondary school which opened in September 2015. It is part of Star Academies, one of the UK’s leading multi-academy trusts.