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Pupils take the challenge to live on £1 a day

PUBLISHED: 09:28 22 May 2015 | UPDATED: 09:28 22 May 2015

Pulpils at La Fontaine take the challenge

Pulpils at La Fontaine take the challenge

Tatyana Kryukova

Students, staff and parents at Bromley's La Fontaine Academy take the Live Below the Line challenge

Pulpils at La Fontaine take the challengePulpils at La Fontaine take the challenge

Pupils at a Bromley school have taken up the challenge to live on £1 a day for food and drink.

More than 100 children, some as young as four, staff and parents at La Fontaine Academy in Princes Plain took up the Live Below the Line challenge and had just water and rice for a whole day last week.

The raised money for Emerge Poverty Free and the proceeds will go towards helping those people around the world that most need help.

Headteacher Sebastien Chapleau said: “La Fontaine Academy, as part of The STEP Academy Trust, has a clear mission rooted in a sense of moral purpose. Wherever we can have an impact, we are morally bound to do so.

“We teach our children that we all have a responsibility to make the world a better place. The impact of poverty on billions of people across the globe, particularly children’s well-being, is evident, so it’s only natural that, as a school, we lead by example and do something about it.’

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