Ormiston South Parade Academy raises funds for children in Kenya

Ormiston South Parade Academy, an academy sponsored by Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), are raising funds to sponsor three children in Kenya to attend primary school. The three children live at New Hope Children's Centre, an orphanage in the Uplands of Kenya.

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So far, pupils and staff have raised money by selling ice pops and organising other fundraising events to ensure the support to children is sustainable.

Specifically, the funds are going towards paying for the primary school fees of Ian, a 3-year-old who is currently attending nursery; Joseph, a 7 year old who is in Class 1; and Mary, an 11-year-old girl who is in Class 5 and enjoys looking after the younger children at the centre.

The academy was recently awarded a Level 1 Rights Respecting Schools Award from Unicef for its commitment to embedding children’s rights in its ethos and curriculum – the first school in North East Lincolnshire to receive this recognition. This fundraising project builds on this achievement, supporting the rights of children to have a free education all over the world.

Jane Nolan, Executive Principal of Ormiston South Parade Academy, said:

"I am so proud of our pupils and staff for their fundraising efforts and the enthusiasm they have shown.

"Our recent award from Unicef shows we are embedding the importance of global human rights in our academy and encouraging our pupils to see themselves as ‘global citizens’. This fundraising project shows we are putting these principles in action."