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Running against hunger.

17 May

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Today, at school, we ran and ran to collect money to help people in Bengladesh.

Every year we take part in this sort of race to help , as much as we can,  people in their survival fight.

This year, and for the 16th  year in a row, every single class in school  was on  the running track .

We started gathering pledges two weeks ago and we managed to collect  3560 Euros 😉

Which means 400 families will get a survival kit consisting in :

* tablets to purify water

* Candles because of the lack of electricy in the areas hit by storms on the Bengladesh  southern coastal islands and districts.

* Cooking ustensils

* Hygiene products

* Survival rations for babies and their mothers

The French team.

Hugo on the running track

Hugo and Héloïse on the running track

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Posted by on May 17, 2013 in France

 

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11 responses to “Running against hunger.

  1. MrsU

    May 17, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    A whole school on the running track to support people in need! Bravo, team France! I think all of us should follow your example.

     
  2. axelle France6eB

    May 18, 2013 at 8:25 am

    The race went on well and the weather was fine.

     
  3. Marine - France 6ème B

    May 18, 2013 at 9:23 am

    The race was really good when everyone was running. In addition, it was very hot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

     
  4. Annalena, Lea, Pauline 5c Germany

    May 18, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Last week we saw photos of starving children on the internet and sent an e-mail to our Ethics teacher asking her to have a project on children in poverty and to to sell small self-made presents or cake to collect some money. Mrs U suggested we talk to Lena and organise something with the group she went to Bolivia with…we’ll keep you informed.

     
  5. Marie-France

    May 18, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    @ Annalena, Lea, Pauline: Keep us informed. Great intitiative on your part.

     
  6. Giovanna

    May 18, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Such a good topic Marie-France, so good for schools to work on that! You must know that no later than this morning our lesson time was spent in a meeting where we listened to a young lady telling about her experience in Ivory Coast on a mission … I’ll ask students from class 1D to write something about that 😉

     
  7. MrsU

    May 19, 2013 at 7:48 am

    As you can see, at our school charity is more dealt with as a spontaneous act… we have bake sales or collect money in town or the surrounding villages. There is one class that has already twice organised collecting food for “Die Tafel” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_bank) , others hand in presents for “”Weihnachten im Schuhkarton” (Christmas presents in a shoebox), but I also remember bigger campaigns like raising money to rebuilt a school in Sri Lanka or to support the victims of an earthquake in Tahiti and the catastrophe in Japan. In 2010 and 2011 two big charity concerts were held with students and orchestras some of our students are part of on stage at the town’s theatre 🙂 Those were huge events, but I think a tradition like yours – going on for already 16 – is something we should take into consideration… Congratulations again. 🙂

     
  8. Martin-France6èmeB

    May 19, 2013 at 8:18 am

    The race went well last friday. It was nice and warm , which helped 😉 Today is cold.

     
  9. Marie-France

    May 19, 2013 at 10:08 am

    @ Mrs U: United we stand, divided we fall 😉

     
  10. yoann6d france

    May 21, 2013 at 6:33 am

    This race was superb 😉

     
  11. Merle Germany

    May 21, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Wow, that’s a lot of money for a good cause. It is important that families receive the support!.
    Now you would have to do a charity auction with the name:
    “eTwinning – Donate for stuffed animal!” 😉

     

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