Koburg Primary School
In 2016-17 we embarked on a project to help those less fortunate than ourselves. Through a link established with Miss Brownell we heard about a school in South Africa where students didnt have anywhere to eat their meals and shelter from the burning sunshine. We also discovered they lacked what we consider the basic essentials for school (and sometimes life).
Miss Brownell set us the goal of raising the funds through our charity work in the school year. A whole host of events were set up including a huge raffle where local businesses generously donated prizes. Miss Brownell's tireless work meant that by the end of the year we had raised the money needed to pay for a shelter to be built. Our link with Koeburg School was to become fixed. Over the coming months they struggled through local issues but eventually it was finished and now those students can be sheltered away and have what we would consider a basic standard of living at school. We also sent them a huge shipment of stationary donated by our students.
Below are some pictures. Sometimes it never does us harm to remind ourselves how lucky we are to have a free education and live in relative comfort. Our school should be proud of what we did. Maybe one day we will go more ambitious and look to build a school somewhere in Africa.