2,500 Students and Staff Walked Across North London for Uganda
On Friday 18 October, students and staff from LAE Tottenham and Highgate School walked across North London to raise over £82,000 for Ugandan school, Great Lakes High School.
Mr Pettitt, who walked alongside Mr Balon, said:
“This is a fantastic opportunity for students in both schools to work together to raise consciousness of the needs in Uganda. Hugely grateful to Tottenham Hotspur Football Club in giving their support and the amazing start from their stadium.”
Mr Balon continued:
“We are very excited to be bringing two schools together for such an inspirational cause.”
Highgate School partnered with Great Lakes High School over 12 years ago and has run a series of fund-raising initiatives to help provide a better quality of life and education for the pupils and staff. Great Lakes High School is in a very deprived area of rural Uganda where there is a great need for a good quality secondary school. The school was built from scratch in 2007, when the site was just an empty field, and is now a thriving establishment providing a science-based education for 300 girls and boys from year 7 through to 'A' Levels.
Highgate School, joined by LAET for the first time for the sponsored walk, reached their target of £80,000 by 10.30am on Friday morning, and will donate the sum to GLHS to improve the teaching and learning experience in the school and secure its long-term sustainability.