Every pupil at Good Shepherd Primary Catholic Academy took part in a sponsored walk to raise funds for aid agency CAFOD’s Harvest campaign.
After all 405 pupils walked for over an hour around the school’s grounds, the students each received their own sponsorship money which totalled a very impressive £2753.31 for the CAFOD Harvest appeal.
The appeal focuses on helping communities like those in El Salvador, where farming is the dominant profession but the land is often difficult to grow food on.
Many farmers in the South American country use substandard seeds that only last one harvest and cannot cope with pests. CAFOD’s partners will help farmers’ crops to flourish by using native seeds and seed banks as well as offering training on how to care for the environment.