Convent raise thousands for overseas development
Date posted: 13-09-2012
PUPILS at Grays Convent School raised £1437.71 for the Catholic Agency of Overseas Development (CAFOD) which will contribute to providing boreholes for clean drinking water for people living in remote parts of the world.
The cheque was received by Joan Risby, a CAGFOD outreach worker, during School assembly. Pupils from the Convent took part in a range of fund raising activities following a Curriculum Enrichment day in which Year 9 pupils learnt more about the needs of people in the developing world where many millions live without a clean water supply.
11 year old Rosena from Zambia said “I want to thank you for our water. I like having water nearby because it makes me happy. So thank you from me and everyone else in my village.”
Joan Risby said “It was a pleasure meeting the pupils from the Convent and I thank them all for their work.”
Headteacher Miss Brister said “Supplying agencies like CAFOD is an important part of our school ethos. We know that this sum of money is being put to good use already and I congratulate all our pupils for the imaginative ways they continue to raise funds.”