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Bromley school takes on mud run for Zanzibar partner school

PUBLISHED: 07:00 19 May 2018

Students took part in the mud run to raise money for the school's partnership school in Zanzibar. Picture: Charles Darwin School

Students took part in the mud run to raise money for the school's partnership school in Zanzibar. Picture: Charles Darwin School

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Students from Charles Darwin School recently took part in a Nuclear Races’ Mudstacle event to raise much-needed funds for the school’s partnership school Kojito Upele in Zanzibar.

Students will also be visiting the school in July. Picture: Charles Darwin SchoolStudents will also be visiting the school in July. Picture: Charles Darwin School

On May 7, 78 students from the school, which is based in Jail Lane, Biggin Hill, were joined by parents, friends, staff and members of the local community.

Year 10 students of the shcool who took part also raised funds for their chosen charities this year, which were Mind and Rainbow Trust.

The Nuclear Races course uses both natural and man-made obstacles on a 1,600 acre site in Brentwood, Essex.

On arrival, the 78 participants were divided into three groups to complete the course which featured a number of muddy obstacles, a death slide and a zip wire.

On arrival, the 78 participants were divided into three groups to complete the course. Picture: Charles Darwin SchoolOn arrival, the 78 participants were divided into three groups to complete the course. Picture: Charles Darwin School

The activities are suitable for all fitness levels and demonstrate the importance of communication and teamwork.

The money raised will supplement funds raised by Year 8 this year and Year 10 last year, to provide much needed resources for Kojito Upele.

Some of the school’s Sixth Formers will be visiting Zanzibar in July to teach and carry out community work to support the students of the school, which has over 3,900 students, aged from seven to 15 years old.

With up to 200 children taught in each classroom, the children have to learn whilst sitting on the floor, without tables and chairs.

Steph Miller, Zanzibar trip leader and mud run organiser, said: “we would like to be able to take some resources for the school and to support our teaching.

“Any little extra help will make such a difference to this community.”

The mud run had to be postponed in March due to the severe weather conditions, but the warm weather on bank holiday Monday made the plunge into cold water on the death slide a much more attractive proposition.

Miss Miller added: “It genuinely was amazing with such a positive atmosphere and I was so proud of all of those involved.”

If you would like to make a donation towards the resources for Kojito Upele please visit our fundraising page at https://www.fundmytravel.com/campaign/kY5wXmXy5D.

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