Fowey Community College students take on a mini-triathlon for Amnesty
We are year 9/10 students at Fowey Community College in mid Cornwall. As part of our citizenship course work we chose to focus on Amnesty International as we felt that not many of our friends here knew much about this organisation and its work.
We came up with lots of ideas for our project and felt that a fundraising activity would be very important and central to our work. After debating an AmnesTea party (getting a venue was too difficult) and an Amnes-Tree Planting event (not easy to organise), we decided to complete a mini-triathlon and get sponsorship for this.
In all we travelled 50km each: cycling along the Camel Trail (one of Cornwall’s famous cycle paths) from Bodmin to Padstow and back, swimming 100 lengths of our local swimming pool and walking from St Austell to Par (we had planned to walk back to Fowey but got lost!).
We felt very proud that we had organised most of this ourselves without having to rely too much on our parents (our parents probably felt the same). Our efforts raised £150 for Amnesty.
As we got a lot of help and advice from our local AI branch (Truro and Falmouth) we made them some special Amnesty International thankyou fairy cakes for their AGM.
Megan, Jenna and Caitlin
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