School buys 14 desks for Uganda

October 27 2017

PUPILS from Christ Church CE VC Infant School in Downend have been busy helping children from their partner school in Uganda.

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PUPILS from Christ Church CE VC Infant School in Downend have been busy helping children from their partner school in Uganda. 

The youngsters have been fundraising to support work to build a new classroom at Bazaar School in Kumi and have collected enough for 14 new desks.

Downend couple Richard and Jan Bacon have been leading teams of volunteers working with Mission Direct in the build project, which took place during the summer.

Pupils raised the money by bringing in their 5ps to donate to the cause. This was further boosted by parent Julia Winters who organised a family fun day.

So far pupils have raised £456 but plan to keep fundraising so they can offer the children in Kumi further support.

Headteacher Anna Martin said she is very proud of the children: "Obviously our first priority is helping to provide a safe, practical place for children to learn in our partner school in Kumi but this partnership has also helped to raise awareness for our children about people who are less fortunate than them and about the rights of every child.  

"One of our Christian values is compassion and it is really important for our children to live this value rather than just learning about it."