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Students at The Weald School, in Billingshurst, are calling for more support for a worthy overseas charity project.

The students are raising money for the school’s charity project ‘Classrooms for Kenya’, which was originally set up more than 10 years ago by Weald pupils.

Classrooms for Kenya aims to raise money to supply the materials for old school buildings to be converted into brick-built classrooms for pupils in Kenya to enjoy a better quality of education.

The project has received a £250 boost from housebuilder Bellway, the developer building homes off East Street in the village.

Jordan Sladden, International Coordinator for The Weald School, said: “Our students have worked really hard to raise money for the Classrooms for Kenya project through a variety of fundraising acts, to achieve our aim of securing more permanent, safe classrooms for Kenyan schoolchildren.

“The school has been raising money for this project since 2006, building over 70 new classrooms for over 20 different Kenyan schools in that time, and our pupils feel strongly about the project as it’s a very relatable subject for school students.

“We would like to thank Bellway for their kind donation towards the overall total and hope this will encourage others to do the same.”

Housebuilder Bellway is building a collection of two to five-bedroom homes near The Weald School at its Amblehurst Green development, off East Street in Billingshurst.

Natalie Hughes, Sales Manager for Bellway South London, said: “We were very keen to support the Classrooms for Kenya project as soon as we learned of it, so all the credit has to go to Oscar Milne, the student at The Weald School who first brought this to our attention.

“We hope that our support of the project will help to attract more donations which will help the students here achieve their ongoing goal of providing more safe learning environments for Kenyan schoolchildren.”

For more information on the Classrooms for Kenya project, visit classroomsforkenya.org.uk

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