Friday, November 26, 2010

A flavour of life at EducAid Lumley.

French / British lawyer, Marie-Aimée, has just got back to the UK after a stint in Sierra Leone working on Justice Sector Reform.  (There is, as I am sure you can imagine, significant need for it!)

She has done some fantastic work with the girls looking at self-esteem and how it can affect their relationships.  She has also spent time with the whole school working on how the law works in a democracy.  

Her photos are on the link below and give a great taste of life around the Lumley School.

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

20 things you wouldn't do!

......unless it was for a good cause!

Alex Ehegartner [head of citizenship at Stockport Grammar School] and for mysterious reasons, otherwise known as Mister E, had groups of youngsters hurtling round the place, making large amounts of noise and mess and raising equally large amounts of money for EducAid.

SGS have been supporting EducAid for over 3 years now.  Alex himself has visited Sierra Leone with his wife.  This year they more than doubled their last year's output and raised over £5000.

They managed to rope in two other schools: Stockport School and Harrytown RC School.  Harrytown walked away with the honours and beat the other teams hands down.

Congratulations goes to everyone involved.

Have a look at their antics on Youtube:

They were fishing for beads in custard, bobbing for boiled eggs in basins of water, mummifying each other with toilet paper - eurggh!  But.....all in a very good cause!

Many thanks and good luck for the next round!

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