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School in a Bag Charity Inspires Pupils

Pupils at Stamford Junior School have been raising money by doing sponsored chores. The majority of the money raised has gone towards sponsoring two children through Plan International called Luis and Garmai. The Parents’ Association decided to donate the rest of the money to the School in a Bag charity.

Luke Simon (founder of School in a Bag) visited the Junior School and spoke to the children in assembly about his experiences in the Indonesian tsunami and how this led to him starting School in a Bag. School in a Bag is a simple solution created to help poor, orphan, vulnerable and disaster affected children throughout the world. Each School Bag is filled with stationery, learning resources and eating utensils that will enable a child to write, draw, colour, calculate, express themselves and above all learn. 

The children then had timetabled slots where they were able to pack school bags and jot down the tracking number on the bags. Over the forthcoming months they can track where their school bags are and find out about the children that receive them. It was an extremely uplifting and incredible initiative to be a part of, which really inspired the children.