Whitby kids make world of difference to African youngsters

A classroom at the school (pictured are Penny and Miles Locker)
A classroom at the school (pictured are Penny and Miles Locker)

Four kind-hearted girls at Whitby’s Caedmon School have helped make a world of difference to the lives of youngsters living in an African country.

Ellen Grady, Amy Dale, Elly Schofield and Katie Hayton who attend Caedmon School wanted to help after learning about the difficulties and unfairness of life in the slums in Kenya, in their geography lessons.

The year eight pupils were touched and saddened by what they found out and decided to present a whole school assembly which included a PowerPoint presentation they had put together themselves about raising money for Kenya.

The girls held a bun bake sale at the school last month, with the help of the school’s charity committee, and raised £86.

And at Easter time, the girls’ geography teacher Penny Locker spent some of the money on stationary and fun games and took these goodies with her on her holiday to Kenya along with items donated by pupils and friends of Caedmon School.

While on holiday, Mrs Locker and her family, including children Miles and Eve, handed out the gifts to children and families they met on their travels.

A picture at the orphanage (in the school room) of some children and Helen Beedle (of Whitby)

A picture at the orphanage (in the school room) of some children and Helen Beedle (of Whitby)

And the rest of the money that the girls raised was shared equally between a local school and an orphanage in the town she visited.

On her return, Mrs Locker presented another assembly to the whole school about where the money went and showed pictures of the excited children.

Both she and the girls would like to thank everyone for their support and donations.

She now hopes to set up a link with the orphanage she visited and anyone interested in supporting the cause is asked to get in touch with the school

Penny Locker far right and Miles Locker far left at the school in Kenya

Penny Locker far right and Miles Locker far left at the school in Kenya

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