Children take on bucket challenge to help build wells in Africa

Pupils at St John Boste Primary School, Washington, carried buckets of water around the school field as part of the Cafod Walk for Water Campaign and hope to raise thousands of pounds for the appeal. Reception class pupils Maxwell Topping and Teri Richardson, both aged five, are pictured front with pupils from all the classes taking part.
Pupils at St John Boste Primary School, Washington, carried buckets of water around the school field as part of the Cafod Walk for Water Campaign and hope to raise thousands of pounds for the appeal. Reception class pupils Maxwell Topping and Teri Richardson, both aged five, are pictured front with pupils from all the classes taking part.
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CHILDREN had a bucket load of fun to raise cash for charity.

Pupils at St John Boste Primary School, in Washington, filled their buckets with water and carried them around the field as part of an international charity event.

The aim of the Walk for Water Campaign is to raise money to provide wells and fresh water for children in Africa and also to give youngsters in British schools a small taste of what life must be like for children living in poverty.

June Charlton, a member of staff at the Oxclose school, said: “All the children took part in carrying their buckets of water around the field. The little ones didn’t have to carry them quite as far as the older children.”

The youngsters raised money through sponsorship from family and friends.

Mrs Charlton said: “This let the children experience how hard it is to carry water a long way and made them realise this is something the children in Africa have to do every single day.”