Beech Hill Primary School is delighted to have formed a link with the charity Sohm Schools Support http://www.sohmschoolssupport.org.uk/ . The small, UK-based charity raises funds to support the education of pupils attending Sohm Lower Basic School in The Gambia, West Africa.
The school's Charity Committee, the School Council and the Senior Leadership Team have worked closely with the charity's founders, Sandra and John Walker, to develop an initiative to develop our pupils' knowledge of The Gambia, coupled with fundraising incentives. Beech Hill's goal is to raise a target of £5,000 over a three year period.
Since launching the school twinning, Beech Hill have held some fundraising activities - including a non-uniform day and a 'Gambia Day' - which have already raised in excess of £3,500!
Our most recent event, 'Gambia Day', held on Wednesday 6th June, was featured in the local press: https://www.lutontoday.co.uk/news/luton-school-gambia-day-raises-2-500-for-charity-1-8533737 (There is a scanned copy of the article in the gallery below.)
Enjoy viewing the slideshow of just some of the exciting, creative events that took place on the day:
Over the summer of 2018, funds raised by Beech Hill were immediately put to good use. Please click on the link below to read the related press article from the Luton Herald & Post:
The building works completed have already made a significant impact upon the lives of the pupils at Sohm Lower Basic School, likewise, the local community.