Stepping out to help African school

Year 8 students at Bridlington School followed in the footsteps of Year 7 pupils by walking a total of 500 miles to raise money for a school in Africa.

The Bridlington youngsters and staff are working alongside YMCA Hope Primary School in Kenema, Sierra Leone, and are looking to raise £23,500 to build three new classrooms.

Bridlington School students

Bridlington School students

They are two-thirds of the way to the target after the Year 8 walk to the lifeboat station brought in £718.21.

That follows the efforts of the Year 7 cohort who completed the same route earlier this year.

Mark Parker-Randall, lead teacher for the Global School Partnership at Bridlington School, said: “We only have £6,744.88 left to raise in order to complete phase two of the development.

“We hope to achieve this so that the new classroom extension can be opened for Easter 2019.

“I want to thank the whole community and beyond who have joined with us to help transform young peoples’ lives, hopes, dreams and ambitions forever through the provision of education in one of the worlds’ poorest countries, not just now, but in the years and decades yet to come.”