The children were amazed when they found out that over two billion people around the world don’t have access to proper toilets. They decided they wanted to help and created all kinds of gifts from recycled materials to sell at a Craft Fair held at the school. They made a display, incorporating a real toilet to explain their plans to parents and other visitors. Amazingly, their creative efforts raised £720, which was enough to buy three new toilet blocks for people in Africa and Indonesia.
Justine Roberts, Headteacher at Normanton on Soar Primary School, said: “We are so proud of the children for the way in which they have responded to the challenge. The idea of making life better for people living in developing countries has really inspired them and we are delighted with the results.”
YPTE Director, Peter Littlewood, said: “This is a fantastic illustration of how young people can make a difference to our planet. The money they have raised through their efforts will make life better for a lot of people, helping to remove the threat of disease caused by lack of access to good sanitation. The way they recycled and upcycled the items they sold at their Craft Fair delivers a strong environmental message to us all.”