Students in Shefford have been busy raising funds to help their fellow pupils in Africa win access to better education.
Samuel Whitbread Academy pupils and staff held their Unite for Tafo fete on Thursday, July 14, to raise money for their sister school in Ghana, The Methodist Junior High School, in Kwhu-Tafo.
The schools have been linked for the past 12 years and the relationship that has been built up is still going strong.
Students and staff planned the fete in their campaign to raise money for the new Samuel Whitbread Scholarship scheme to be run at the school in Ghana for the benefit of local children.
This is a new initiative aiming at assisting able students to progress to senior high school. Many students in Ghana do not have the luxury of going to senior high as they cannot afford it.
Organiser of the event Lee Huckle, head of year 12, said: “The selection of those to receive the scholarship will be based on performance in their final year exams but we will await confirmation on this.
“It is great to observe how we as a school community are assisting some very poor students to progress in their education and maybe go on to university.
“These are the future for such an impoverished country and we may be assisting in its future development.
“Students and staff should be very proud of their achievements over the years and I thank them for their efforts”.
If anybody from the local community feels they would like to support this link please take a look at the website http://www.samuelwhitbread.org.uk/Students/International-School-Link-Kwahu-Tafo-Ghana/