As you will be aware, our school has close links with schools in the villages of Bukomansimbi and Kamuzinda, which are both in Uganda. These schools mainly draw from an orphan community and most of the children who attend and board there, have their fees paid for through charity funding.
Our own students have raised over £15,000 in the past two years to support community based projects in these schools and this has been a fabulous achievement. Our 2013 trip is already planned and students have begun their fundraising efforts in this regard. Students from Falmouth School, St Ives School and Truro College will also be joining us on the trip, so this is really becoming a ‘community to community’ project.
I am really pleased to inform parents that as a result of our work, the local Rotary Club is now focusing a water aid project in the villages of Kamuzinda and Bukomansimbi which will likely see over £100k being given to project work. This will focus on providing clean water, plus improving sanitation facilities in the local schools and wider community. It will have a direct impact in terms of improving health and will indeed help to save lives.
Over the next few weeks, we will be selling Christmas cards in aid of our own fundraising efforts. Our Art department have designed special Christmas cards with an African theme, Matt Secombe, from year 11, has provided fabulous photographs, from his trip to Uganda this summer, which feature on the back of the cards. Year 10 Students have been packing the cards this week.
We really hope you will buy these cards which, at a cost of £3 for a pack of 10, are really good value given the design and quality of the cards. The card designs are all pictured below.
If you would like to buy a pack (or even more than one!), your child can purchase these from School Reception, Student Reception or directly from myself, Ms Elliott (Mezzanine), Mrs Griffiths (IT base) or Mrs Wright (upstairs DT base). We value your support in this!