Pupils get ready to set off on their sponsored walk

School supporters' fantastic fundraiser

"We love doing anything for a cause and learning about the wider world."

By Action Against Hunger

Dec 12 2016

Last month children from Tresco and Bryher Primary School decided they wanted to make a difference by fundraising for Action Against Hunger. Following on from their Farm to Fork project, which focused on where food comes from, pupils and teachers were keen to support a charity that helped people without access to food. 

"We love doing anything for a cause and learning about the wider world.  It's wonderful to know that our actions can have a positive impact somewhere in the world. It makes us feel more connected especially as we are 30 miles off mainland UK." explained teacher Susanna Gates, "The children all made cakes and sold them around the island, coinciding with all the workplaces tea breaks. We also met the arriving ferry on Tresco Quay and sold cakes to everyone who got off the boat!".

The school's main fundraising activity was a four hour sponsored walk around Tresco Island - stopping only for lunch and the occasional ice cream. "The children took the Action Against Hunger collection tin and spoke to all the people we met explaining the aims of the charity.  We are only a small school of 16 children but enjoy collecting sponsorship to help others."

We're pleased to announce that the pupils' hard work was well and truly worth it as their fundraising activities raised a grand total of £1,100 to go towards our work to help malnourished children thrive. Reflecting on such a resounding success, Susanna's words for any other schools looking to support Action Against Hunger: "It's a great way to make topics more real and meaningful for children. Go for it!". 

Pupils selling tasty cake to locals.

Pupils and teachers having a short break on their sponsored walk.

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