Pupils send support to families worse off

Pupils from several Rushden Primary Schools present David Culwick of the Rotary Club of Rushden with their filled Aqua Boxes which will bring relief and aid to disaster areas across the world. Pictured during assembly at Alfred Street Junior School are pupils from South End Junior School, Whitefriars Junior School, Higham Ferrers Junior School, Denfield Park Junior School, Newton Road Community Primary School and Alfred Street Junior School itself.

Pupils from several Rushden Primary Schools present David Culwick of the Rotary Club of Rushden with their filled Aqua Boxes which will bring relief and aid to disaster areas across the world. Pictured during assembly at Alfred Street Junior School are pupils from South End Junior School, Whitefriars Junior School, Higham Ferrers Junior School, Denfield Park Junior School, Newton Road Community Primary School and Alfred Street Junior School itself.

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Children in Rushden and Higham Ferrers have helped to fill boxes which could potentially save the lives of people facing man-made and natural disasters.

Pupils from Alfred Street junior, South End junior, Newton Road primary, Denfield Park primary and Whitefriars junior schools in Rushden and Higham Ferrers Junior School have all been involved in the project, which is run by the Rotary Club of Rushden.

Last week they donated six filled aqua boxes, which are designed to provide safe drinking water and a range of other items to help people rebuild their lives.

Rotarian Michael Tye said: “We were immensely impressed with these young children.

“They clearly care about the environment and about the hardship families suffer during disasters.

“The boxes are now ready to be dispatched to disaster areas all around the world.”

For their boxes the children collected a variety of items, including cooking utensils, cleaning materials and educational materials.

All the boxes were picked up by the rotary club from Alfred Street Junior School last week.