Eaton Bank Academy students have visited The Gambia to support the charity ‘Schools for Gambia’.
The students visited four schools and saw first-hand the lack of educational resources available to school children. Eaton Bank Academy student Jemma Long commented “many children had to share pens, and the children didn’t even have enough paper to write on. We brought gift bags for each school, including pens, pencils and notepads, which were all gratefully received by the children and staff. It was an amazing experience and made us all realise what we take for granted.”
Before travelling to The Gambia the students organised fundraising activities including selling honey, a 100 mile cycle ride, a 10K run and a charity concert. As a result of their fundraising the students were delighted to present a cheque for £3240 to ‘Schools for Gambia’ founder Mrs Mae Winterton. The Sixth Formers are pictured with Mrs Winterton who visited Eaton Bank Academy to congratulate the students and tell them more about the valuable work done by the charity in The Gambia.