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Derby Moor Students and Derby County in the Community raise money for St Trizah School in Kenya

On the last day of term, students were asked to pay £1 to wear their best Christmas Jumper to raise money for St Trizah School in Kenya.  Members of the Student Voice team who organised the event presented a cheque for £500 to Paul Newman from the Derby County Community Trust who is organising a trip to the school later in the year. 

Paul Newman,  who was presented with the cheque said: “It is wonderful how the whole school has got behind raising funds for St Trizah and Derby Moor are now well on the way to paying for a classroom in the new school”

He continued “Our annual trip to Kenya to support the children St. Trizah School has now become part of the fabric of what our Community Trust offers. Furthermore, it’s another wonderful example of how Derby County can reach and inspire communities, however far they may be away."

St Trizah School has sadly been evicted from their current location and a new plot of land overlooking Lake Nakuru National Park has been purchased for the school.  The challenge now is the rebuilding of the school on the new land, which is estimated to cost around £22,000.  Derby Moor have set themselves the challenge of raising enough money to pay for one of the classrooms.

On Sunday 23rd May 2015 a team from the Derby County Community Trust, including two teachers from Derby Moor School will be returning to Nakuru, Kenya for the 4th time. They will be helping with building classrooms, teaching the St Trizah students and bringing along medical personnel to check on the health of the community.

Derby Moor will be sending Flavia Kupferberg and Beth Wood, both English teachers at the school who are hoping to make significant contributions in terms of teaching resources and support to staff at St Trizah.

Ms Whelan, Executive Principal of Derby Moor is extremely supportive of the project

“We are always happy to work on genuine partnership with Derby County Community Trust. Moreover as a school we take seriously out roles as global citizens to support and promote education for all young people. Joining in this project allows our staff and students to actively make the living and learning circumstances of the children and staff at St Trizah's better and more hopeful. A link to real people over a longer relationship helps us all to understand and feel connected to the school on Kenya” 

To further build the links with the two schools, members of the Student Voice at Derby Moor are planning to link up with students at St Trizah as penpals, as well as continuing to fundraise for the school.