Pupils hungry for change

Reception children.  Joshua Tierney, Kyra Hough and  Annabelle Crocker
Reception children. Joshua Tierney, Kyra Hough and Annabelle Crocker
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A LOCAL school collected enough money to buy three cows and 20 chickens for developing countries...in a single day.

Holy Family Catholic Primary School in Boothstown raised an amazing £566.85 for the ‘Hungry for Change’ CAFOD campaign earlier this month.

Year 4 children.  Natalia McDaid, Caitlin Tate, Thomas Fillingham, Amelia McKeown

Year 4 children. Natalia McDaid, Caitlin Tate, Thomas Fillingham, Amelia McKeown

Children wore their own clothes and brought in loose change they had collected on Friday, October 5.

Key stage 2 children filled milk cartons with their change to buy cows and Key stage 1 children filled egg boxes to buy chickens.

The gift of a local cow or even a chicken, along with training in how to care for it, can help a struggling family in the developing world in many ways. Cows can also help families in their farming work on the land, and their manure can help crops grow and families can produce eggs to eat or sell, or raise more chickens.

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