A group of 14 pupils plan to travel to the African country next July to take part in a community project to develop deprived areas. Can you help them raise the funds needed?
Article from the Wirral Globe
WIRRAL students have launched a fundraising drive for a relief trip to a poverty-stricken village in Morocco.
A group of 14 pupils from The Mosslands School plan to travel to the African country next July to take part in a community project to develop deprived areas.
And they are holding events, such as a sponsored car wash and a trek up Mount Snowdon, to raise cash to fund the trip.
Teacher Jill Roberts, who will be leading the trip, said: “The boys are already extremely excited and are particularly looking forward to spending a week helping with community projects. These have been organised by Outlook Expeditions in Bangor and will include things like teaching English and helping to build and repair roads, wells and buildings.
“We will be flying to Marrakesh then travelling to the Atlas Mountains, as the students have planned to climb Mount Toubkal – the highest mountain in North Africa – as part of the trip.
“The carwash was a great start to the fundraising and the students have been getting fit and ready to climb up Mount Snowdon. They are aiming to raise £20,000 to ensure that everyone in the group can afford to go, so any donations or sponsorship from local businesses would be fantastic.
In addition to their fundraising events, pupils are also taking part in the Ecokids scheme which pays them money in exchange for unwanted clothing.
Ms Roberts added: “As well as boosting funds for the Africa trip, we are hoping to raise awareness about textile recycling, inform people about the importance of recycling and help deprived families from around the world to purchase affordable clothing.
“The trip to Africa will be a great experience for the students and will really grow their team building and leadership skills. As a school we believe that these skills are invaluable when the students leave school and are looking to start a career.”