a new dawn - a vision of hope

Hyde Park Infants School - Walk4Hope

walk4hope (44K)

On a cloudy but mercifully dry day on Saturday 13th June children from Hyde Park Infant School gathered in the grounds of Buckland Abbey for a sponsored walk.

thisisfood (12K)

Using a selected nature trail the walk gave them an insight into the walk many School children in Zambia have to do every day.  At the halfway point they stopped in the Great Barn, for 'maize porridge' the staple diet of Zambian children, and took part in workshops designed to teach them a little about life in Zambia.  All children were given a 'Literacy Box Walk4Hope' sticker at the end of the walk.

The children of Hyde Park Infant School raised money for a Literacy Box last year, helped the charity pack the contents and signed their names on the Box.  Headmistress Liz Hill said " The children were thrilled to see the photos from Zambia of the box they raised money for last year and all really enjoyed their experience today.  We are very grateful to the National Trust for permitting us to use the grounds of Buckland Abbey for the walk and the Great Barn for the workshops.  We are hoping that the children will raise enough money for at least 2 Literacy Boxes."

onthewalk (18K)

The event was organised by Roborough Rotary Club.  Members of the Club, helped by members of Roborough Inner Wheel Club, acted as stewards for the event.  Bernice Constantine, who leads Roborough Rotary Club's Youth Service committee, said " It was great to see the children experience a little of what life would be like for them if they lived in Zambia.  I hope the experience will stay with then as they progress through the School system and help them appreciate the educational opportunities they have in this country."

More photos from this event are available here.

There are also two videos available at setting off and arriving for breakfast

All the information and documentation you need to organise a sponsored Walk4Hope to both raise awareness of the plight of Zambian children and raise money for Literacy Boxes can now be accessed from Running the Walk4Hope.