Middleton Primary pupils give it some welly!

Middleton Primary School take part in The Great Welly Walk - Lilia Yallop ANL-151021-122450009
Middleton Primary School take part in The Great Welly Walk - Lilia Yallop ANL-151021-122450009
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Pupils at Middleton Church of England Primary School have helped African famers to give hunger the boot by pulling on their wellies.

Teachers and pupils at the school donned their wellies for the day to raise money for the charity Farm Africa.

Middleton Primary School take part in The Great Welly Walk - Elouisa-Rose Cook and Finn Partridge ANL-151021-122429009

Middleton Primary School take part in The Great Welly Walk - Elouisa-Rose Cook and Finn Partridge ANL-151021-122429009

The charity is having a real impact in ending hunger in eastern Africa by helping smallholder farmers there to grow more food more sustainably.

The children, aged between four and 11 took part in the Great African Welly Walk.

The pupils at Middleton Church of England Primary Academy walked a mile in their wellies! The younger children went around the school field; the older children a mile-and-a-half around Lynn.

Each child taking part raised sponsorship money for the mile they walk.

Their miles were added to the total number of welly miles walked by other Great African Welly Walk participants around the country. Farm Africa hopes that together everyone will walk a grand total of 16,000 miles, all the way around the continent of Africa!

The children introduced the idea to their parents in their wellies at the school’s Harvest festival.

Jacky Steel, head of school, said: “The children are really excited to wear their wellies to raise money for such an important cause.

“We are supporting Farm Africa because they give communities in eastern Africa the tools they need to ‘grow themselves out of poverty’.

“We want pupils to be aware that life for other children around the world is very different from their own, but that if we all work together we can help African farmers give hunger the boot.

“We want to extend our friendship to families in Africa. We were all very excited to put on our wellies and get involved!”

Sarah Goddard, community fundraising manager at Farm Africa said: “On behalf of the rural communities we work with I’d like to say a really big thank you to all of the teachers and pupils fundraising for us –you are all truly helping to change lives of farmers in Africa.”