Highest contribution to Schoolchildren for Children 2006 so far!

December 5th, 2006

resizedYsgol Friars_NovYsgol Friars in Gwynedd has raised an amazing £4341.30 in the 2006 Schoolchildren for Children campaign. Iestyn Thomas, Schoolchildren for Children’s Founder and Administrator, was presented with a cheque for £2170.65 for overseas projects on 28 November.

700 pupils from Years 7, 8 and 9 took part in sponsored runs during their PE lesson on 29 September. Barry Picton, Head of PE at Ysgol Friars, says “the pupils really enjoyed themselves and the event gave us a great opportunity to emphasise the importance of sustained physical activity”.

The PE Department at Ysgol Friars will be keeping half the money raised in September.
“We’ve decided to buy new kits for the Senior XV rugby team, new leotards for the gymnastics team, a new football kit and a new netball kit,” says Barry Picton. “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to help needy children in Asia and Africa and that our students will benefit from the money too.”