A group of Rydal Penrhos pupils have continued the school’s ongoing charity work in Uganda ahead of their visit this summer.
The 14 pupils, together with Reverend Nick Sissons, have been busy collecting books to be sent to the African country for use in schools, and a large number of boxes were sent on their way on Friday, February 17.
Ruby James, Will Sissons, Samantha Randall Sammy Sherrington, Becky Lawton, Gowri Pradeep, Amelia Cole-King, Carmia Kendall, Olivia Rogerson, Fraser Williams, Joshua Meyerratken, Nia Seenan, Isabelle Williams and Alice Waltham will be heading to the country in July, which will be the fifth time that Rydal Penrhos will undergo charity work in Uganda
Their most recent visit last year drew widespread praise from a number of African-based charities.
Ugandan princess Jacklet Atuhaire visited the school last year to talk with Rev’d Sissons and others about the school’s ongoing charity work, and extended an invitation to the group to visit her palatial home which belongs to one of the traditional royal families in Uganda.
Throughout the year the school had been raising funds for a new primary school building in the small Batwa community of Rwamahano, Uganda, which was devastated by severe storms and flooding.
As part of their July mission last year the Rydal Penrhos team, which consisted of ten pupils, spent two days laying the foundations for primary school buildings near Lake Bunyonyi, Kabale.
Money raised from the school’s Osborn Day in September paid for a number of white canes, which were given to the Hornby Junior School Blind Section in Kabale.