Volunteers: English pupils club in to paint pre-school in Richmond

2008-07-13 00:00

A group from the Nottingham Bluecoat School in England spent three days last week working at Bongekile Pre-School in Ndaleni, Richmond.

The 18 senior pupils and three staff members painted the school’s three classrooms and donated sand for a sandpit.

The pupils themselves raised money to cover their travel expenses and the painting materials and sand used at Bongekile.

NCT Forestry Co-operative Limited also donated a jungle gym to the school, which has 79 pupils.

Bluecoat is a Church of England school and the group is in the country through a link between the Anglican Diocese of Natal and the Diocese of Southall Nottingham.

They pupils are doing volunteer work for three weeks and staying at St Nicholas Diocesan School in Pietermaritzburg.

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