We spoke to loyal Run Against Hunger supporter PE Teacher Mathieu Nioche from EIFA International School to find out why they have chosen to take part in the campaign year on year; “It’s a great way to introduce children to some issues that the world is facing. Here at EIFA we do the race from nursery to year 10 – so it involves all children and you can really sense that at school they are all involved and they are all waiting for the event. I think it’s great for them to know that they can do something to change a bit of the world.”
As part of the Run, children receive a Raising Awareness session at their schools to help teach them about the work that Action Against Hunger does and how their fundraising can make a difference. And with £25,000 raised by pupils taking part in the Run Against Hunger in the past 5 years at EIFA International School alone, they certainly are helping to make that change.
Joining others in this international initiative has helped to give Mathieu’s pupils more motivation for getting active; “On a sporting level it’s nice that they have a goal. They don’t run just for running, they have a proper goal and they know they can get involved. It’s nice for them as well because it shows that every child, no matter what age, can understand the concept.”
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