Romford school children will build sustainable garden in South Africa to feed 2,000 children

A Romford school football team will be travelling to South Africa to help build a specialised garden to help feed 2,000 school children.

Pupils from Bower Park School will be travelling as part of their International Football Tour to Cape Town in February and have organised the trip with the help of charity Amawele, which helps build links between schools.

During the trip the 12 pupils from Years 10 and 11 will visit Mananberg High School, which the school has links with staff and students.

Headteacher Mary Morrison said: “The selected students have all demonstrated their commitment to learning and who have displayed a great talent for their sport.

“We will also visit some Cape Town attractions, for which South Africa is famous. Students will be able to experience a new learning environment, different culture and most importantly work as a team to showcase Bower Park School with the community project, which involves creating a sustainable garden for the school.”

Eddie Aylett, the teacher organising the trip, said: “The pupils are extremely excited for the chance to work with pupils who are less fortunate than us. We will be teaching the primary school children football, helping to create a sustainable garden for the school to grow and serve food to the 200 Pupils who attend Manenberg.

“As with all of our school trips we will be educated in school with the pupils who we will ‘buddy’ up with for the 10 days we are there. Culturally we will visit Robben Island and Table Mountain.

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“We are hoping the tour will be life changing for many of our students.”

If you would like to help with fundraising contact Eddie at the school via email or by calling 01708 730244.