Famine not forgotten for a group of children in Rugby

Children from Northlands Primary School, gave a fundraising performance recently, in support of Oxfam and East Africa. ''Pictured: Year 6 Pupils practicing their routine.
Children from Northlands Primary School, gave a fundraising performance recently, in support of Oxfam and East Africa. ''Pictured: Year 6 Pupils practicing their routine.

THE famine in East Africa may no longer be front page news, but the crisis is very much at the forefront of young minds at Northlands Primary School.

They marked the end of half term with a visit from Regent Street Oxfam workers and some traditional African cultural performances, including some South African gumboot dancing. The year five and sixes have been learning all about the East African famine, which is currently the world’s worst food crisis. To help raise funds for Oxfam’s East Africa Appeal, the children are spending half term selling cakes, hosting bring and buy and art sales. The whole school is involved in the appeal - fundraising included hosting a non-uniform day and children creating friendship bracelets, bookmarks and other decorations for sale.