Charity visit inspires pupils to help water flow in disadvantaged countries - The Rugby Observer

Charity visit inspires pupils to help water flow in disadvantaged countries

Rugby Editorial 26th Dec, 2019   0

A CHARITY’S visit inspired school pupils to organise a fund-raiser to help people in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Volunteers from WaterAid visited Year 8 geography students from Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College.

The pupils, who have been studying the topic of ‘development’ in their geography lessons, learned how it costs the charity £15 to provide water for one person in a disadvantaged country.

A day later, they decided to organise a doughnut sale in the school’s canteen to raise the required amount.

WaterAid volunteers Geoff and Rowena said: “We are very pleased they wanted to raise money for the charity.

“The students were a very good audience who asked very good questions. We hope they learned about the issues involving water and development in countries less fortunate than ours.”

Geography teacher Lisa Owen said: “During the talk students heard about the charity’s vital work and can now relate this to work they’ve done on measuring development.

“Geoff and Rowena also spoke to the students about their roles as volunteers which supports our careers programme.”

Head teacher Alison Davies said: “It is always good for our students to meet individuals from organisations and charities during their lesson as this helps to make what they’re learning come to life.”

WaterAid says that across the globe, 785million people don’t have clean water close to home, two billion people do not have their own decent toilet, and nearly a third of schools do not have clean water. Visit for more information.


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