Brocklewood’s Fundraising Success

Brocklewood Primary raised an impressive £600 for their partner school, Dagoma Elementary, situated in a rural area of Northern Ethiopia. Pupils at Brocklewood took part in a variety of activities to raise the funds, at the same time building up their skills in various areas of the curriculum. Pupils made friendship bracelets in Ethiopian national colours for sale, sold cakes, smoothies and hot chocolate, took part in a sponsored water carry around the field and filled a map of Ethiopia with spare change. In particular, one pupil raised an amazing £300 by writing a persuasive letter to a local company.

Natalie Aldridge, Link Coordinator at Brocklewood, said “The experience has improved our children’s sense of helping others less fortunate, even though they have very little themselves. They live in an area of deprivation where they have low expectations of themselves and what they can achieve, so seeing their achievements regarding this fundraising has really opened their eyes to what they can do. Knowing they can make such a difference is really encouraging to their learning.”

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Together We Learn - Ethiopia