YEAR 7 pupils at Cromwell Community College in Chatteris have raised almost £1,000 for two schools in Zambia.
The students held a charity fair when they organised a series of games and stalls to raise cash for Chisokone and Riverview Basic Schools.
Pupils were introduced to Cambridge-based charity CAMFED, who helped Cromwell first forge links with Chisokone, by English teacher Lester Kent, the school’s main link to the Zambian establishments. Students wrote letters to the school and organised events for the charity lunch hour.
They raised £914 in total for the schools.
Chisokone Basic School is in northern Zambia and has around 600 pupils aged from seven to 17. Cromwell has raised around £3,000 for this school and the money has helped to pay for books, stationery and sports equipment.
Following the success of the Chisokone partnership, Cromwell linked with Riverview, located 40 miles from the famous Victoria Falls. The school has just built its first staff room and a donation from Cromwell ensured they had new coffee and tea cups.
Cromwell is also partnered with Himno Nacional school in Mexico.