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Banham pupils carry water to boost charity

PUBLISHED: 16:06 16 December 2016 | UPDATED: 16:06 16 December 2016

Banham Primary School recently completed a sponsored water carry in aid of their charity of the year, WaterAid.
Picture: ANGELA SHARPE

Banham Primary School recently completed a sponsored water carry in aid of their charity of the year, WaterAid. Picture: ANGELA SHARPE

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Children at Banham Primary School have completed a sponsored water carry in aid of their charity of the year, WaterAid.

The school council organised the sponsored water carry, which saw different classes carry different amounts of water on the playground for various amounts of time dependent on their age group.

The event raised more than £600 for WaterAid, which has teams in 37 countries across the world working with partners to transform millions of lives every year by improving access to safe water, toilets and hygiene.

Headteacher Paul Seeman said: “The school council choose a single charity to raise money for each year so the children can really begin to learn and understand the issues around that charity and why it needs to raise money.

“This event really helped children understand and empathise with children and families around the world who may have to walk several miles carrying heavy loads of water.

“With only just over 100 children in the school we were delighted with the amount we raised for WaterAid and look forward to presenting them with a substantial sum of money in July.”

Previous charities of the year at the school include Alzheimer’s UK, Star Throwers and 21st Century Tiger.

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