Youngsters in Rwanda are to receive digital cameras following a fund-raiser by a Bury St Edmunds school which continues to strengthen its links with the African nation.
Three teachers from St Edmundsbury Primary, in Grove Road, will take the cameras as well as torches and lanterns when they visit partner school GS Gisakura, in the Nyamasheke district, next week.
It follows a donation from parent governor Ed Palmer and his wife Inga, who raised more than £500 by running a half marathon. The cameras will allow Rwandan youngsters to offer St Edmundsbury pupils snapshots of their progress on the schools’ blossoming joint projects.
Both are developing allotment areas and plan to share recipes with Bury children growing produce such as strawberries, turnips and brussel sprouts. The school also has a greenhouse made from recycled plastic bottles.
For their latest project children are looking at the air miles toys travel from the point of sourcing materials to arriving in the country of sale.
They are also exploring the use of sustainable materials.
Headteacher Jo Lundy, who is among the group visiting Rwanda, said: “The work gives the pupils a better idea about global perspectives . Our Key Stage Two children are coming to the end of a project looking at life in Rwanda. With the allotment there’s some fantastic descriptive writing on the science behind the germination of seeds.”