Froebelian Year 6 pupils smash all school records raising money for WaterAid UK

Posted on 10th Nov 2023 in School News, Charity and community work, Fundraising

A group of 17 intrepid pupils from The Froebelian School, Horsforth embarked on a challenging adventure and raised a staggering £3111.00 (+ Gift Aid) for WaterAid UK.

The 10- and 11-year-olds in Form IV (Year 6) took on The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge walking Ingleborough, Whernside and Penyghent over three days – a total of 24 miles, uphill and down dale.

During the challenge, the children stayed in basic accommodation in Ingleton, where they were responsible for a range of domestic duties, including cleaning, washing up and helping with the preparation of food.

Headteacher, Mrs Coulson, said: “What these children have achieved in such arduous weather conditions is nothing but incredible. They have raised a school record breaking amount of money for our chosen charity this year and I can only thank each and every member of The Froebelian Family for their support and kindness.”

In the words of 10-year-old Dhruv: “It was really tough at the start but got easier the more we challenged ourselves. It felt really good climbing all three peaks!”

WaterAid is a charity very close to Deputy Head, Mrs Giles’ heart, having previously worked in a country without running water.

It is an international not-for-profit, determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation. Only by tackling these three essentials in ways that last, can people change their lives for good.

There is still time to show your support for WaterAid UK on Form IV’s Just Giving Page.