The Thomas Hardye School

Stratford College Walk for Water 2016

 

Walkers for Water

 

On Sunday 13th March, a group of 70 students and 10 teachers took part in a sponsored 18 mile ‘Walk for Water’ to raise money for WaterAid. Students arrived bright and early on this beautifully sunny day, and set off on their journey from the gates of Thomas Hardye School to Osmington Mills. After walking through some beautiful scenery, they arrived at the beach at Osmington at around 11am. Students then collected either 5 or 10 litres of water from the sea and it was their task to then carry this back to school (another 9 miles!) The return leg was definitely tougher, with every step of incline really taking its toll. Students arrived back at school from 3.30pm onwards, with smiles on their faces representing the relief of reaching their destination along with the satisfaction of having completed such a challenge!

Whilst raising lots of money for WaterAid, students were also able to empathise with those in poorer parts of the world who make journeys every day of incredibly long distances just to collect water.

When asking ‘same again tomorrow?’ as students reached the gates, it really hit home how incredibly hard this must be for people having to endure long distances in challenging conditions just to get access to a resource we often take advantage of.

All students did fantastically well and should be very proud!

“It was difficult, and my feet hurt so much along the way! But it was a good challenge and we’re raising money for a great charity” (Deborah Blair 9AS)

See the Water Aid Website:

http://www.wateraid.org/uk/news/news/why-walk-for-water-your-six-biggest-questions-answered

Water Aid logo

If you would like to collectively support these students, please visit this justgiving page

https://www.justgiving.com/walkforwater2016

Mrs Noble

 

 

Water Walk

Water walk

 

 

 

 

 

March 2016