St Anne's pupils walk for water

walk for water pic 2

Children at St Anne's Fulshaw Primary School took time out of their Sport Relief fundraising to prepare for a sponsored walk.

They will be raising money for two charities, Walk for Water and the Wilmslow based charity Kibera in Need on Tuesday, 25th March.

All 132 pupils will set off from Nursery Lane at 1pm accompanied by staff, parents and well wishers.

Nicola Cathery explained "The children will be carrying 2 litre containers full of water to act as a symbol of the millions of children worldwide who have no easy access to clean water. The average distance walked by women and children in Africa daily to fetch water is 3.7 miles and the weight of the water container can cause damage to the children's head, neck and spine, and the distances walked mean that children may miss out entirely on their education."

The route will take them up Bourne Street and through to the Carrs, to cross the river and walk back to school along Grove Street, covering a total of 2.2 miles.

Nicola added "They will be collecting donations from supporters on Grove street, so if you see them, please be generous."

Children from St.Anne's Fulshaw also raised over £450 for Sport Relief on Friday, 21st March. They all came to school in sports kit and crazy hair, in return for a £1 donation. At lunchtime all the pupils ran a mile, which was seven times round the perimeter of the school field, for another £1 donation to Sports Relief.

In addition Class 5 pupils organised a range of stalls, including games and small competitions whilst the Year 6 children were set an enterprise challenge, they were each given £1 which they had to try and turn into a profit for the charity.

Sports Relief, St Annes Fulshaw


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Chris Jones
Sunday 23rd March 2014 at 8:08 pm
And our starving family's ?
Penny Thomas
Monday 24th March 2014 at 4:06 pm
In common with many of the local schools, we undertake regular fundraising every term supporting both local and international charities. For example, at our Harvest Festival last term, donations were welcomed from every family, which were given to Wilmslow Food Friend. Later this week, children will be running a pop up cafe for parents and friends, serving a 3 course meal prepared with fresh local ingredients. Profit will be donated Wilmslow Food Friend. Last time we ran the cafe, we donated over £100.
This is in addition to the money raised for Sport Relief last week (£451.60), Jeans for Genes last term(£90), 81 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child and the money we hope to raise tomorrow during our walk for water.
We are wholly committed to ensuring that every child in our school has an understanding of their responsibilities and obligations to families in the local community, as well as the wider world, and we are very proud of their developing understanding and empathy.