Wateraid total confirmed
The Falmouth School Festival of Sport may have been several months ago now, but we are delighted to announce the final figure raised for Wateraid in one of our events. Students collected sponsorship money from friends and family and in total raised a superb £667.80 which will be presented to the One Foundation and is our highest total so far since the challenge began!
Over 100 students from years 7-10 took on a challenge to raise money for the One Foundation. One billion people in the world don’t have access to clean drinking water and two million people die as a result of water related illnesses. The foundation works to provide everyone in the world with access to clean and safe water, by providing sustainable water projects to some of the world’s most vulnerable people.
The challenge set was for students to walk 1.5 miles around the Sports Hub 3G pitch carrying empty canisters. Students would then have to collect water and walk the 1.5 miles back in the opposite direction with full canisters to replicate the journey many young children make to collect clean water every day before they start school. It was a very hot day and it proved to be a real challenge for many. However the students persevered as they knew they were raising funds for a vital charity and that many children have to face far worse challenges every day.
Head of PE Mrs Benney commented “Our sports festival is a day for students to challenge themselves and compete in a wide range of sports, whilst having fun and working as a team to win as many points for their house teams as possible. Following on from the success of the water aid challenge completed in the previous year, we felt it was important to complete the challenge again, increasing the difficulty for students, whilst continuing to raise vital funds for the fantastic charity - the One Foundation. The total amount raised is an outstanding representation of the students’ hard work and those who contributed to both completing the challenge and raising the money should be incredibly proud of themselves as it will go such a long way in helping others who are less fortunate”.
Posted on: 14/01/20