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A little extra sparkle is on its way to children in need this Christmas thanks to pupils at The Terrace School.

Children in room 11, with the help of their teacher Brooke Flannery and parents, made beeswax wrappers as a fundraiser.

Their aim was to buy gifts for children who might not get much this Christmas.

Miss Flannery said they raised $350, which The Warehouse matched, bringing their total to $700.

The project was not the first of its kind for the class.

Earlier in the year they created care packages for children at Ronald McDonald House South Island, which provides a home away from home for families while their child receives medical care.

Miss Flannery said this time they decided to support children’s charity Variety, to benefit youngsters at Christmas.

A parent gave the class fabric for the beeswax project and the pupils sold the wrappers throughout the year.

“I heard kids saying ‘it’s cool giving to kids that are less fortunate than ourselves’,” Miss Flannery said.

ALEXIA.JOHNSTON

@alliedpress.co.nz