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Walk for Water
Friday 5th April saw our hugely anticipated Walk For Water event involving Year 6/7 from King´s College Soto and Year 7 from King´s College La Moraleja. The excursion into the wilds of Soto de Viñuelas was intended to raise awareness of the struggle that many people have each day in Africa with their quest for water. In some parts of the continent, young children have to carry many litres of water from water holes and pumps to their villages. These could be a very long distance away. In order to acknowledge this, our students were asked to carry 4 or 5 litres of water on a journey of over 5km, off road. The route was carefully planned in advance, taking into account the physical abilities of the walkers. We travelled through fields, woodland areas and footpaths. The attitude of the children for the day was excellent and they really were able to bare understanding to the lives of the children who live in Africa. Water should be appreciated, not taken for granted. The annual Walk For Water certainly promoted this.
Before the event the children were asked to gather sponsor money to for doing the walk. This money is going to be sent to Nyambami Village in Africa to help support its development. Already we have very large amounts of money coming in for this cause. Watch this space to find out what the final amount raised it.
A fantastic and meaningful event where the children really did have a first hand experience.