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Total Raised so far...
********** £681 **********
|Monday 19th December 2016||Stalls In The Hall||£280|
|Monday 19th December 2016||Variety Show||£123|
|Tuesday 20th December 2016||Mufti Day||£278|
A Gift to us from Harumalgoda East K.V School
We were kindly given this beautiful, hand painted Peacock picture as a thank you for the money we raised to help fund the Sri Lankan school. The Indian Peafowl (Peacock) is the national bird of India and is an important symbol within Sri Lanka. In the Hindu religion, the Peafowl (Peacock) is a sacred bird, because the spots on the peacock’s tail symbolize the eyes of the gods.
Stalls In The Hall
On Monday 19th December every class from Year 1 - Year 6 held a Stall In The Hall. The stalls theme were decided upon in class with in group discussions and the actual stalls were designed and managed by the School Council members with the help of our year 6 children.
There were some well thought out, fantastic stalls which included Guess the weight of the cake, Hit the target, Lucky dip, Book raffle, Find the treasure treats and more.
This was a thoroughly enjoyable morning for the whole school whilst raising money for a good cause.
All proceeds raised of £280 will be donated to our link school in Sri Lanka, Harumalgoda East K.V.
Take a look at the photos of the event below.
About Haumalgoda East K.V School
Harumalgoda East K.V is a small school located in Sri Lanka with approximately 180 children. It is very different to Stokenchurch Primary School. There are no computers, no air conditioning and no glass in the windows. There is just wire mesh to keep the local birds and insects out. The children wear a basic school uniform and many wear flip flops to school. They have black boards and chalk and pencils and papers are very scarce.
Their walk to school is 2 - 3 miles long via dirt tracks and jungle and they very often pass elephants, monitor lizards and large insects along the way. They sometimes have no lunch as their parents are unable to provide them due to lack of work and money.
Home life is also very different. They have no electricity and no running water and children will need to collect water from a local well to drink and wash in.
We are going to raise some money that Mr & Mrs Clarke can take out to the school on their next visit. We are also going to write letters to the school telling them how we raised the money and we may also send over some photographs of us in action.
Some of our money raising ideas
During our School Council meetings and within class we have been sharing ideas of ways we can fund raise for Harumalgoda school.
Some of our ideas include: Cake sales, throw a sponge at the teacher, fill a map of Sri Lanka with coins, guess the name of the teddy, a tombola book stall, mufti day and a sweet cone stall.