Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Gambian Fundraising

Last term all sorts of events took place in school to raise money for our twin school in Chessay Ma Jaw. We saw everything from a plant sale to an art exhibition,  a teddy bear picnic to a pyjama day and a sponsored walk to a sponsored bike/scooter ride.

Today Chris and Margaret from HELPING came to school and were, in Margaret's words, overwhelmed to be presented with a cheque for £1076.35. Margaret explained how, this money will not only buy the lamps that are needed, but will also pay to put a roof on a classroom and so extend the space the school have for learning. At present without a roof this room is rendered unusable due to the fact it is either too wet when it rains or too hot when the sun is out to be of any use.

Many thanks to everyone who took part in the fund raising or donated towards it . You have ensured that our partners in The Gambia can continue their education and light their homes without the risk of fire.

Children from KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2
present the cheque to Mr and Mrs Meeks

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