The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

Walking for Water

Can you imagine spending up to half of your day collecting water? Can you imagine carrying 20 kilos of water on your back? In these conditions, the water is not clean and it is not guaranteed to be there. People who do this chore miss out on going to school. People who suffer these conditions, often get sick. With 844 million people affected, this is a global problem that needs lots of help.

In the Winter term, iLearn and Maths were integrated when Year 7's participated in a walkathon to raise money for Water Aid. Water Aid is an organisation dedicated to transforming lives by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene. By helping to establish safe water supplies and toilets, Water Aid helps people to escape the poverty trap and have happier and healthier lives.

Over 50 boys collected sponsorship money and donated it to the Water Aid cause. Together we raised a whopping $2280.85! Special thanks goes to the boys who donated over $75.00: Tane Hasler, Julien Montandon, Oliver Cropp-Chabanne, Xavier Houston and Toby Evans.

Ms Gabriel Hodgson
Year 7 Teacher