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Pupils of Yealmpstone Farm School, Plymouth presenting a cheque to Literacy in a Box Trust

From the Plymouth Herald - 19 February 2013

CHILDREN at Yealmpstone Farm School enjoyed a presentation from local Rotary Charity, Literacy in a Box Trust.

Chris Bryan, who has spent three years in Zambia, explained to his young audience what life was like in a country where a school room with windows is a luxury.

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RECOGNITION: Geoff Lucock, headteacher Heidi Price holding a Literacy in a Box certificate given to the Yealmpstone Farm School by the Literacy in a Box Trust, and school house captains, back row, from left to right, Ethan Wilshaw, Rose Whiteley, Tyler Coombes, Tom May, Phoebe Lansley, Tia Pritchard and, front row, Sophie Mullen and Jessica Morrison

Pupils raised money for the Trust through the sale of cakes and books, enabling headteacher Heidi Price to present a cheque for £275 to treasurer Geoff Lucock.

This money will enable the Trust to send a Literacy Box with enough basic educational materials for 25 children to a school in Zambia.

Phil Chesters, trustee of Literacy in a Box, said: "Getting involved with Literacy in a Box is a wonderful way for children in this country to learn about the life of children in Africa and at the same help to provide them with a route out of poverty through education.

"We are very grateful to Yealmpstone Farm School and hope the children enjoyed both the fundraising and learning about Zambia."