Pupils’ playground trek boosts charity
Children thanked for raising £1,592 for Nepal victims
WHITEHALL Infants School in Uxbridge received a visit and personal thanks from a Nepal earthquake charity representative.
Pupils at the school, in Cowley Road, were congratulated on their fundraising efforts, which collected £1,592 for disaster victims from their sponsored trek around the playground this term.
Family and friends were asked to sponsor the children to do five laps of the playground (just over one mile) and the nursery children did five laps of their smaller playground.
Barbara Bond, from Manisha UK which supports nine Nepalese schools and 2,400 pupils in the Palpa and Gorkha districts, addressed the charity’s twinned schools co-ordinator, will be visiting Nepal in November and has promised to return to Whitehall Infants with an update on Pipaldanda, its own twinned school.
Meanwhile Whitehall said farewell to three longstanding staff at the end of the summer term.
Family liasion officer and teaching assistant Linda Keely, cleaner Margaret Peake and learning assistant Sue Johnson have 60 years of combined service between them.
Head teacher Manjit Bringan said: “It is remarkable how many years they have all spent at Whitehall and what a significant contribution they have made. We all wish them all a long, happy and fulfilling retirement.”