Mendham and Hoxne pupils lend a helping hand to Kenyan schools

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School children at two Suffolk schools have helped improve the standards of education thousands of miles away in Africa after raising money.

St Edmund’s Primary School in Hoxne and Mendham Primary School, which make up the Waveney Valley Partnership, raised £200, which was donated to Faith Star Juinior School, Nairobi, Kenya.

The money provided six portable screens, a book cabinet, exercise books, four adult chairs, rice and cooking oil.

Headteacher Andrew Aalders-Dunthorne, who visited the school last Easter, said: “It is immensely important that our pupils recognise that they are part of a global community where we have shared rights and responsibilities – it is amazing how a relative small amount of cash can deliver such an enormous impact.”

The pupils helped raise the money through the way of bake sales.

St Edmund’s also had a non-uniform day, while Mendham Primary School had a slumber party.

Children at all the schools will also be starting pen-pal scheme in the coming months.