P5T have been studying Kenya and P2/3 have been learning about Uganda. In both of these neighbouring African countries thousands of people die each year from Malaria, and sadly many are children under the age of 5.
Malaria is a disease carried by mosquitoes. It doesn’t always kill, but Malaria can make you feel very weak and ill and give you bad headaches. It can also turn your eyes yellow.
The best way to stop the mosquitoes biting you is by sleeping under a net, but they are often too expensive for Africans to afford. Many charities have helped to raise money to buy mosquito nets for families. This has helped to cut the number of Malaria deaths by half. However, there are still too many African children without these life saving nets.
We had a great week last week with Louise, our visiting music teacher. We chose a part of the Iron Man story to make a piece of music for. Then we wrote the words and made up a tune to go with it and the result was our song – The Iron Man’s tea. On Friday we performed our song to our buddies with the other 3 classes involved in the project. It was a super experience for us all.
Primary 2/3 and Primary 3 have been learning about the Day for Change 2012. This year the focus is raising money to provide equipment for school children in Uganda. We asked children in the school to come dressed in their sports clothes for a day and bring £1. Both classes took part in Whacky Races one afternoon and asked their friends and families to sponsor them. We also had a competition in the school for the adults to take part in.
The total money raised was £575. We were amazed and delighted because we knew all the things that could be provided for the Ugandan children. Thank you to everyone who helped us to reach this fantastic total.