St George’s School in Harpenden donates textbooks to Africa

PUBLISHED: 12:00 07 October 2017

St George's School and School Aid.

St George's School and School Aid.

Archant

A Harpenden school has decided to donate its maths textbooks to African pupils.

After the Cecil Grant Founder’s Trust organised new books for St George’s School, teacher Leah McCarthy decided to donate the old books to School Aid.

School Aid provides schoolbooks and other educational resources to schools in Africa.

They work with non-governmental organisations to ensure the books help pupils’ learning.

With some help from Year 9, a minibus was filled with books and sent on to Tanzania, South Africa, Lesotho and Malawi.

Ms McCarthy said: “The pupils worked like Trojans, packing the stacks of books into boxes donated by Ray Peacock from The Small Removal Company of Harpenden.

“I really couldn’t have done it without them, and I’m delighted the books have gone to such a good cause.”

To find out more visit www.school-aid.org


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Herts Advertiser. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the The Herts Advertiser e-edition E-edition

Most read stories

Herts Most Wanted
Herts Business Awards

Most Read

Latest from the Herts Advertiser