Kingsway pupils help a small school in the Rio de Janeiro Favela of Rocinha

Date published: 19 December 2017

Citizenship students at Kingsway Park High School have been taking action to help a small school in the Rio de Janeiro Favela of Rocinha.

The students of Kingsway have researched the problems faced by children of the Favela in trying to secure their human rights to an education.

They have interviewed students and teachers about this issue, carried out surveys and have delivered lessons to younger students at Kingsway Park High School.

The exchange of pen-pal letters between students in Rio and Kingsway Park has been something that everyone has looked forward to, and will continue to do, for the foreseeable future.

Most recently, the Citizenship students have worked in groups organising cake sales and raffles which raised an outstanding £280 which was then increased to £500.00 from Kingsway Park High School funding.

The money raised will go towards a new printer, and a trip out for the Rocinha students.

Mr David Roberts, Chair of Governors at Kingsway said: “I am delighted about the link with the school in Rio. It really helps the students there to improve their English.

“The money raised will help the school in Rio buy much needed resources as they have very little.

“The school in Rio is run by volunteers. Kingsway Park students should be congratulated.”

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