Daventry schools work together to help fund Uganda visit

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Generous children at a Daventry school have donated the proceeds from a non-uniform day to another school to help it raise funds towards a trip to Uganda.

Pupils at Falconer’s Hill Infant School held a “mufti” day – when they are allowed to wear their choice of clothes instead of school uniform – recently and decided to give what they raised to four students at the Parker Academy, who will be delegates at the International Youth
Conference in Jinja, Uganda.

The youngsters will also visit Iganga High School and a local orphanage to distribute donated clothes and books.

Parker Academy students had their own “Kit for Kids” mufti last week and raised more than £650.

They also collected lots of clothing to donate, including football shirts, a complete Rugby squad kit from Long Buckby Rugby Club and
Daventry Town football shirts.

The partnership with Iganga High School has been established for many years and increasingly the two schools have worked together for mutual benefit.

The school’s principal Andrew Mackereth said: “This was a most unexpected gesture from the infant school, but just goes to show what can happen when schools work together.

“The students are already planning how they are going to chart the progress of Fizz, the schools’ well-travelled mascot.”