Water carry on at Edgewick Primary
Wednesday 20 June 2012
Coventry school children warm up for Olympic procession with charity water-carry on at Edgewick Community Primary School at 1pm on ‘World Sport Day’- Monday 25 June
The children will take turns to carry buckets of water to complete the length of a marathon around Edgwick Park to raise funds for a local charity, Cord.
Eight students from Edgewick Primary School will be joining a 2,000 strong student Guard of Honour to line the route of the athletes' procession through the Olympic park before they parade into the stadium for the opening ceremony on Friday 27th July. Each school taking part in the Guard of Honour is supporting one of the 204 countries competing in the games.
Edgewick Primary School chose Chad in Central Africa and the children have been learning more about Cord's work with 99,000 Sudanese refugees who have been living in camps in Chad for the last eight years because of conflict in Sudan. They are collecting sponsorship for their Water-Carry to raise funds for Cord's work.
They have also been learning all about the Olympic values of respect, excellence, and friendship, and the Paralympic values of courage, determination, inspiration and equality.
Learning Mentor Ruth Hegarty said: "After learning that we were chosen to represent Chad, we wanted to support Cord because their work in Chad fits so well with the Olympic and Paralympic values. The children have gained so much from learning about Chad and are keen to raise at least £350, enough money to send at least five children from Chad to school for a year. The water carry will help them experience a taste of what life is like when water doesn't come out of a kitchen tap."
Fundraising and Awareness Co-ordinator Bryony Long said: "It's been wonderful meeting the children and telling them more about the work that Cord does in Chad. The idea of a sponsored water carry is so novel!"
To sponsor Edgewick School's Water-Carry event please contact Ruth Hegarty at the school, 02476 686893.