Pupils vow to dig deep to help out

YOUNGSTERS at a village school have pledged to save up their pocket money to help their counterparts in a war-torn African country after an eye-opening presentation.

Steeple Claydon Combined School had a visit and presentation from the charity Educaid which runs five charitable schools in Sierra Leone.

The children were able to find out what life is like in Sierra Leone for pupils, and afterwards vowed to help save up their pocket money in order to help the schools.

Headteacher Becky Ellers said: “Our pupils had a real shock to hear about how difficult everyday life is there.

“They are totally motivated to support the schools and raise funds, even from their own pocket money, to help provide these children with an education and a lunchtime meal that we all take for granted.

“It costs £120 to educate and feed a child, this charity really does make every pound donated work.”

Any groups or schools in the Vale interested in finding out more can visit www.educaid.org.uk if they would like a presentation by the charity to be arranged.