We are very excited to annouce that Bridges to Africa will take place on Sunday 14th June 2015! Since 2006, PEAS has organised the Bridges to Africa 10km walk across 10 London Bridges. The six walks have all been a huge success and have raised in excess of £125,000 for schools in Uganda and Zambia.
The event next year is going to be even bigger and better - it is THE sponsored walk for secondary schools!
There will be walks in cities across the UK, with over 1000 pupils and teachers from different schools coming together as part of a huge team doing something to improve secondary education for thousands of children in another part of the world.
What is Bridges?
Who better understands how important a secondary education is than secondary school students and teachers? Well PEAS has a fantastic fundraising event just for you; Bridges to Africa, a sponsored 10 km walk taking place in cities across the UK next June. The main event in London, takes in 10 bridges along the Thames, from Vauxhall Bridge to Tower Bridge and over 1000 pupils and teachers from schools countrywide will take part, raising vital funds to help PEAS provide secondary education to thousands of students in Africa.
Raise money and have fun
The walk is a fun day out for pupils and teachers to enjoy taking on a challenge together, as well as a fantastic chance to meet other schools. The atmosphere and team spirit on the day is brilliant with everyone being together helping to give other children the chance of an education. In our experience pupils have really built confidence and a sense of self-worth and achievement knowing that their participation has made a difference. Taking part in the event this year is even more exciting as the funds raised will help add extra facilities to PEAS schools in Uganda so that they can enrol even more children.
Easy to run
Bridges to Africa is a great opportunity to get your school involved in an event, while being fully supported by PEAS. To accompany the walk, PEAS provides a scheme of work to develop pupils’ awareness of global citizenship and education in Africa. We’ll provide everything you need - parental consent letters, risk assessment proformas, instruction lists, posters and sponsorship forms. We just need a teacher to promote fundraising within their school, and we even have a pack to help with this. There is also a prize for the student who raises the most, and a trip to Uganda for the teacher whose school raises the most.
Are you and your pupils up for the challenge?
If your school is interested in taking part please fill in the registration form and send to Helen Brownstone - firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 481 7766. Please get in touch if you would like any further information!