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Penryn students win Rotary award

© West Briton, May 22, 2014

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Penryn College Interact team with their award for best Interact Club in the UK. Pictured at the back L-R is Rotary District Governor Stephen Lay, Penryn College Deputy Head Tamsin Schouten, Jim Henderson of Penryn Rotary, Penryn College Head Teacher Marie Hunter and Rachael Bastian. Pic: Toby Weller Ref: TRTW20140408C-001_C

THESE enterprising students won a national trophy after creating a successful fundraising campaign to help children in Africa.

The team members from the Penryn College Interact Club organised sponsored cycle rides, cake bakes, bag packing, car cleaning, a sponsored silence and a swimathon to win the award for the best project from Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland.

At the end of the competition the club had made just over £1,100, of which £825 was donated to the Literacy In A Box Trust, which sends boxes full of educational equipment to schools in Africa.