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April 16, 2018

Charity ‘Walk to Zambia’

School charity walk raises over £34,300 for educational charity Beyond Ourselves.

On the last day of the spring term, pupils and staff left the gates of the St Paul’s to walk the distance of approximately 6,500 miles between the School and the Copperbelt Region of Zambia, raising over £34,300 for Beyond Ourselves. In staggered groups, and some interesting costumes, every senior pupil walked between Hammersmith Bridge and Putney Bridge, with rowers out on the Thames and swimmers in the pool adding to the distance across the Channel and Strait of Gibraltar.

Building on the success of recent trips to work with schools in Sri Lanka through the Senahasa Trust, St Paul’s School aims to build a long-term partnership with educational charity Beyond Ourselves, who work with several community primary schools in Zambia. In July, a group of Eighth Form boys will visit Beyond Ourselves in the Copperbelt region in July 2018, in an initial step that will help pupils from both countries develop a better understanding of global issues through pupil visits, fundraising and integration into the current curriculum, at both St Paul’s Juniors & St Paul’s Seniors.

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