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Junior School pupils raise funds for water tanks for Ugandan families

Junior School pupils raise funds for water tanks for Ugandan families

Having visited Uganda two years ago with the Another Hope charity, Miss Agata Wygnanska, Year 5 teacher, worked with last year’s Year 5 pupils (current Year 6 pupils) to raise money for water tanks to be built for families in the area. The construction of one water tank costs £500 so, having raised £900, almost enough for two tanks, the girls wrote a letter to the PTA asking for a £100 contribution so that two tanks could be built!

Miss Wygnanska was able to visit the two families who received the water tanks during a trip to Uganda in July 2017, and on Monday 20 November she spoke to our Junior School pupils about her trip. She gave each family a map of the world, where she had marked St Mary’s Junior School, Cambridge, to show them where Cambridge is. You can see the reactions from the two families who received the water tanks by watching short videos put together by Another Hope here, and here.

Well done to everyone who was involved, either supporting the pupils in fundraising directly, or by supporting the PTA, who also contributed to the total raised. Thank you to Miss Wygnanska for inspiring the girls and showing the Junior School what can be achieved.