£8,000 walk bounty will help school partnership
MORE than a thousand pupils and staff took part in a sponsored walk to support two schools in South Africa.
The determined group from Fallibroome Academy ignored wet and windy conditions to complete a 10k sponsored walk from the school and around the Bollin Valley in support of Dennegeur Primary School and Grabouw High School.
The money raised will continue to support staffing and building projects at the schools, in the Western Cape province, which have been partnered with Fallibroome and Mottram St Andrew Primary School for 10 years.
Peter Rubery, executive principal at Fallibroome, said: “We send staff and students over to South Africa every year to develop this key partnership and have generated funding from the British Council to fund reciprocal visits. The two partner schools are doing terrific work in very challenging circumstances and we are proud to be associated with two vibrant communities.
“Students raised close to £8,000 from the sponsored walk, with further donations expected.”
To donate go to the school’s office or email to Mrs Dewhurst on dew@ fallibroome.org.uk