Over 100 members of the school community gathered together for a 10km sponsored walk on Saturday 26th April. Staff, parents, pupils and even a few family dogs set off from Talbot Heath School to walk to Sandbanks, via the gardens and Bournemouth Pier. The aim of the walk was to raise enough money to pay for water storage tanks at Talbot Heath’s partner school in Rwanda, College St. Emmanuel. This year has been particularly difficult for the pupils and staff at the school because of the 20th anniversary of the genocide that occurred between April and July 1994. Many within the community were directly affected by the tragedy and the purpose of the walk was to send some positive news to the school in the form of the much needed water storage tanks.
Mrs Holloway, the Head at Talbot Heath, said it had been a wonderful day and she was extremely pleased that so many from the school community had gathered together to support this very worthy cause: ‘The money raised will improve the day to day lives of students at our partner school immeasurably. My thanks go to all of the staff and parents who helped to organise it.’