YOUNG people at Philips High School are thinking of others this Christmas time.

The Pupil Leadership Team organised the whole school to get involved in the Christmas shoebox appeal in aid of the Manchester Angels

Young people were asked to make up shoeboxes to be given to those in need, including the homeless.

The wrapped shoeboxes were filled with woolly hats, gloves, socks, toiletries and snacks.

Tina Owens, headteacher, said: "The pupils did amazing and we managed to donate approximately 80-90 boxes.

"All boxes were delivered to a local lady called Ruth Hannah from Unsworth who collects these for the Manchester Angels each year and she is an asset to the local community.

"Not only did she have boxes from Philips High but other schools, local business, friends and family also donate each year. This has been a great cause for our school to become involved in and we will definitely be doing it again next year and urge others to get involved if you have not already done so."