Students keep quiet to help disadvantaged children

Students present the funds.
Students present the funds.

Students at Crescent School in Rugby have raised money to help disadvantaged children overseas.

They took part in a number of fundraising events including a sponsored silence and raised £1,274.73.

Dunchurch couple Sue and Tony Melia, of Bwengu Projects, said every penny will go towards good work in Malawi.

Class IV chose to pay the salary of a needlework teacher and food for orphans at the seven feeding stations in the Bwengu area.

Children have studied the area as their Geography topic, comparing a location very different to their own.

Mr and Mrs Melia said: “It is amazing what a small school has achieved.”

Since 2006, the couple have spent months each summer working in Bwengu, project-managing its wholsesale transformation.