Students from St Mary's School did sponsored walks to raise money for the Cyclone Idai appeal.

School Sponsored Walks

Report and photos from Clare Ryan

After hearing about the devastating impact of Cyclone Idai, the staff and children at St Mary's School decide to start a fundraising campaign to help those affected by the disaster. Each class made a fundraising tin that has been left in various places in the village (the shop, post office, factory, admin building and hospital) for people to deposit money into. A sponsored walk was also planned and took place on Friday 12th April 2019.

Sponsored walk by students of St Mary's School, Tristan da Cunha

The children in Playgroup and Class 1 walked around the settlement and covered a distance of about 1 mile. They were accompanied by teachers Miss Clare, Miss Sheila and Miss Sandra. On completion of the walk, they paid a visit to the Residency where Miss Marina provided them with a refreshment. Older children from Classes 2-5 spent the afternoon walking to the patches and back. Accompanied by staff, Mr Peter, Miss Rachel, Mr Richard and Miss Clare, the children walked at a good pace and were rewarded on arrival at the patches by refreshments from Miss Marina. The weather held out for the duration of both walks and all children should be pleased with their efforts.

Sponsored walk to the Patches by students of St Mary's School, Tristan da Cunha

With the money from tins, and all the children's sponsorship money now collected, St Mary's School raised a staggering £889.45! We are amazed by the total and thank the children for their effort! We also thank everyone who sponsored the children on their walks. Tristan is a very generous place!