Ex Plymouth Headteacher, Peter Reid, paid a special visit to saltash.net community school on February 7th to meet with students who raised hundreds of pounds last year for the ‘Room to Read’ charity. Recently returned from a visit to Nepal, where he had undertaken VSO for several years, Mr Reid shared with Year 11 students – Nicole Higgins, Coran Giddy, Becky Brooks and Cara Beveridge – details of a visit he had paid to a school benefitting from the ‘Room to Read’ charity.
The Year 11 students told Mr Reid how they had been inspired by a workshop, led by Apprentice finalist, Claire Young, to really try to make a difference to the lives and education of girls in developing countries. They organised a series of fund raising activities to support the charity, donating £450 at the end of the summer term 2012.
The students were delighted to hear from Mr Reid how Nepalese girls and women were benefitting from the projects ‘Room to Read’ were developing in the country, which include a number specifically addressing Literacy levels, as well as the installation of clear, fresh water supplies.
After meeting with Mr Reid the students said, ‘It was really good to hear first hand the impact that the ‘Room to Read’ charity is having. It has made us want to continue supporting them in the future.”