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College Supports World Porridge Day

14 Oct

Princethorpe College pupils and staff marked World Porridge Day last week by raising money for the Scottish charity Mary's Meals. Championed by our Sixth Formers and Assistant Head of Sixth Form, Rod Isaacs, pupils participated in a posse of Scottish and porridge fundraising fun. 

At break time pupils were invited to dig deep and purchase a traditional Scottish breakfast, a pot of porridge, with a selection of luxurious toppings. Queues quickly formed for the steaming pots in the corridor outside the Refectory. 

The Scottish theme continued out on the Close where only the brave participated in the annual William Wallace Welly Wanging Challenge. Organised by House, there were plenty of contenders lined up ready to enthusiastically fling, hurl, chuck and toss the wellies across the fields. 

Rod Isaacs explains, "Princethorpe College has raised over £110,000 for Mary's Meals in the last 15 years through epic sponsored walks, welly-wanging and cakes sales. Last year alone we raised over £10,000, and we are committed to continuing our fundraising for the forthcoming year."

He continued, "Many thanks to all the Sixth Formers and staff who helped to organise the events. We have raised £214.58 that will contribute towards the College's ongoing feeding programme at Makalanga School." 

World Porridge Day is a fundraising event organised by Mary's Meals in aid of starving children in the developing world. The charity provides daily meals in a place of learning addressing both the immediate needs of hungry children whilst encouraging them to go to school where they can gain an education that can help them out of poverty. It costs just £15.90 to feed a child for a whole year.

You can find out more about Princethorpe's fundraising for Mary's Meals or make a donation here.