Students from Kings College School in Bronx, New York have raised a fantastic £1,379 for ITF’s Centenary Campaign (20 Million Trees for Kenya’s Forests) with class fundraising activities – enough to plant 5,000 trees!
Last summer ITF were contacted by Mr Bermudez, who teaches in Class 315 within the primary school. He explained that the students had been learning about the environment and deforestation and that the class had been hard at work fundraising for 20 Million Trees.
Students from Class 315 took part in educational and fundraising activities, including:
- Writing newsletters to persuade others of the effects of deforestation on animals, people and the environment
- Visiting other classrooms to encourage and collect donations from students and staff
- Creating posters displayed around the school
- Selling ice lollies and lemonade for a week.
After a break for school holidays, the school were recently able to transfer the money to ITF – an impressive $1,461 USD, equal to around £1,379 GDP! Mr Bermudez also supplied us with some fantastic photos of Class 315 taking part in the activities, which you can see on this page.
The money will be used in the next stage of the Centenary Campaign, which is soon to get underway on the northern side of Mount Kenya. The school’s donation will pay for the raising and planting of around 5,000 trees!
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