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Harvest Wellie Walk – Pupils Walk A Total Of 537 Miles, Raising £434.90 For Farm Africa

Posted on: 22nd October 2015

In the week of 5th -9th October all pupils and staff took part in a Wellie walk sporting brightly coloured Wellies or sports shoes and bright socks. The aim of the walk was to raise money for the charity Farm Africa, helping it to support sustainable farming in regions of the continent of Africa where food shortage is prevalent.

The children, adults and the Wellington boots did a truly amazing job, walking a combined total of 537 miles and raising £434.90 for Farm Africa! It was lovely to see the children so involved in the project. They worked together to plan the walk for their class, decorated some lovely boots to attach their Harvest gifts to and walked with engagement and enthusiasm. The children even counted and bagged the money raised, for Mrs Francis to bank ahead of writing a cheque for Farm Africa for £434.90.

In a Harvest Assembly, each class shared its walk with the rest of the school and Mr Short talked to the children about the gift of giving. He went on to explain to the children how special their gift to Farm Africa was because it would carry on giving long after it was first received. This was a distinctly different and lovely way to celebrate Harvest. Well done everyone.

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