Children at Burley and Woodhead Primary are now proud sponsors of a school toilet block in Malawi.
Pupils in Key Stage Two recently benefited from the school’s investment in refurbishment of their own toilet facilities, and decided to celebrate this by putting their own hard earned money into twinning those toilets with a school toilet block in Malawi.
Head Teacher Joanne Siddall said: “ Learning about the impact of sanitation facilities was a good opportunity for our pupils to appreciate the things that many people take for granted, and provided an opportunity for pupils to make a positive contribution to the world outside our own school. The school council worked hard to raise funds through a range of initiatives and I am immensely proud of their decision to spend those earnings in recognition of the struggles faced by children across the world.”
The school sponsored the block through the toilettwinning.org charity.
Reporting by Claire Lomax for Wharfedale Observer