Bethnal Green pupils raise reading lesson cash for South African peers
- Credit: Archant
Bookworms from a school in Bethnal Green have been raising cash to help their peers in South Africa learn to read.
Pupils from the William Davis School have teamed up with charity help2read to raise £260 to fund weekly literacy lessons for South African children.
Martha Ware, representing help2read, visited the school in Cheshire Street on Monday to present pupils with a certificate in recognition of their contribution.
“A huge thank you from everyone at help2read to all the children, parents and teachers for your fantastic support”, she said.
The partnership is now set to continue, with pupils due to hold a “learn a poem” week later this term to raise money for books for South African schools.
You may also want to watch:
Since it was founded in 2005, the charity has helped more than 7,000 children improve their reading skills.
- 1 The Queen lends her name to Royal London’s emergency Covid wards
- 2 Tribute to 7th Barts Health Trust worker to die of Covid-19
- 3 Airbnb house party violence leaves police officer with broken finger
- 4 Teenager found dead in Victoria Park
- 5 'We need laptops for lockdown children to learn from home’ Tower Hamlets mayor urges
- 6 Driver arrested after police 'drugs patrol' stops car in Whitechapel
- 7 Drug and alcohol abuse by Tower Hamlets parents and children soars
- 8 Have you seen this 52-year-old man missing from Ilford?
- 9 Surplus DLR land released at Bow for new housing to tackle homes shortage
- 10 How seaweed can help save the planet, east London inventor reveals