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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Our Generation United to make a change!

Today we had a special visitor to our class. 
Alex from World Vision came to tell us all about the 40 Hour Famine for 2017.





This year the 40 Hour Famine is supporting Syrian Refugees. This is the same as last year. Usually they try and support a different cause each year but because it is still a major problem in the world they want to continue to make a change.

Some facts about Syria:

  •  It has been going on for 7 years (that's longer than our junior classes have been alive!)
  • Many people who are just like us have had to move away from their homes to live in refugee camps.
  • The money raised will help support children in these refugee camps.
Last year the Year 6-8 Rimu class raised over $1000 dollars. With more students this year we are hoping to raise even more. We are pretty excited about this. And with our books we received a world vision bracelet. We are wearing them with pride!



So we have 5 weeks to get ready. We hope you support us by sponsoring our awesome cause. 
(And it also counts towards the William Pike Challenge Award - fantastic!)





5 comments:

  1. This is such a great cause Rimu - I hope all of you start walking the streets and getting some sponsorship for whatever you are going to give up! What kind of things will you do this year? I look forward to seeing your progress!

    Miss Blair :)

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  2. How wonderful to make a commitment to such a wonderful cause. We all need to work together to make the world a better place and you are setting a great standard. Superb!

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  3. Hello Rimu Class, it's Will here. Awesome facts! I learnt heaps. How long did it take for you to complete all your facts?
    Will.

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  4. Good luck my name is LJ I am from Kawakawa Primary I would sponsor you but I have no money

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  5. It's totally fine LJ because if we work together we can do anything! Plus I think we have more people from last year so we will probably get more but hopefully we do anyway thanks! :{D

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