On Wednesday 30th March, all of the boys and girls from Colgrain Pre-5 Unit right up to P7 took part in a special event to raise money for the Nora Docherty Foundation that has built schools and supports children in the Dedza region of Malawi. We had to walk a mile round the African village that had been set up in our school grounds.
On the way we made a stop at the ‘borehole’ to collect water to take to the classroom that had been set up in the playground. We found it very tricky to carry the water such a long distance without spilling it, but this is what the boys and girls in Malawi have to do every day!
The boys and girls in Malawi are given ‘Sunshine Porridge’ when they go to school. This is made of maize and soya. When we completed our challenge we all got the chance to enjoy a bowl of porridge.
Our family and friends kindly sponsored us to complete this challenge. At the last count we had raised over £1550!
We would like to thank Mrs Cummings (the founder of the Nora Docherty Foundation) for sharing in our special day. She is going to take our bunting to decorate the school in Malawi when she travels there in May. We would also like to thank Mrs Bates and Mrs Livingstone for working hard to create our African village.