KIND pupils have donated dozens of boxes for people less fortunate than them.

Pupils in Year 7, 8 and 9 at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy have donated 148 boxes to the Rotary shoebox scheme, which are delivered to people in poverty.

The school’s contribution was given to the Rotary Club of Royal Wootton Bassett and District last week.

Year 7 manager Linda Woodruffe said: “We are into our third year of doing this now.

“The pupils are very enthusiastic about it.

“Some of them completed boxes at primary school and they were pleased to get the opportunity to do it again.

“Quite often the boxes are the first time the child has ever received a gift in their life so it is quite poignant.

“The Rotary Club were delighted with the pupils’ contribution.”

Some boxes were toy-based while others were household-based.

Boxes also contained toiletries and educational items, which had all been chosen and packed by the pupils.