Hatfield school’s India fundraiser
STUDENTS and staff brought a taste of South Asia to their school, as part of an annual fundraiser in support of a young boy from India.
Every year, Howe Dell School holds a charity event in aid of the Joe Homan Charity, which sponsors children growing up in poverty south India and Thailand.
For the past five years, the school has sponsored a young boy called Udhayakumar, and has raised money to pay for food, clean water and education.
This year, children dressed up as Indian animals, landmarks or the colours of the national flag, while others wore traditional dress and saris.
Headteacher Debra Massey said: “This year, we have really made this a whole community event, involving parents, neighbours and the school in our India Day.
You may also want to watch:
“The most amazing thing is we have a very high number of families form a really diverse set of cultural backgrounds, and it really enriches our learning.”
There was further good news when Hatfield Rotary Club, inspired by the school, agreed to sponsor a young girl, Pitchaimuthu, from the same south Indian village.
- 1 More than 20 arrested following major Welwyn Hatfield county lines drugs operation
- 2 Principal reveals biggest challenges and successes during her time at Oaklands College
- 3 Local Plan: Inspector has concerns over why Green Belt sites were removed
- 4 Herts and West Essex boast highest vaccination figures in East of England
- 5 Fine issued to funeral director after ‘clear and blatant breach’ of coronavirus rules
- 6 Police attend funeral as residents voice concerns about 'social distancing'
- 7 Which Herts communities have seen the biggest rises and falls in COVID-19?
- 8 COVID-19: Welwyn Hatfield tops Hertfordshire for cases per 100,000
- 9 Parked car leads to build up of waste, council claims
- 10 Golf club has dozens of buggy batteries stolen in one day