Sixth formers have renewed Culford School’s charitable links with Malawi by giving their time to help improve schools, orphanages and day centres in the country.
Working with charities like the Char Char Trust, which promotes literacy in Africa, the pupils built toilets, taught in primary schools and gave radio interviews on the importance of literacy.
The 20-strong team gave away 350 new books, funded through their own efforts, and some also gave blood adding 15 pints to Malawi’s critically-short blood reserves.
Lesley Martin, head librarian at Culford, said: “For me personally the focus on reading and libraries was very special, as well as seeing how eagerly the children responded to the books we brought. It is always rewarding to see how our own pupils throw themselves wholeheartedly into everything.”