Many thanks to Jeremy Hunt MP for South West Surrey for taking time out of his busy schedule to visit St Edmund’s RC Primary in Godalming in this Speak up week of Action. The children in Year 6 wrote their thoughts about the Power To Be campaign on rays and three children spoke superbly about the need for the poorest communities to have access to electricity.
One child wrote “As children we all have a dream. For us if we work hard we can accomplish it . But for children in poorer places it is just a hope because they lack the thing we take for granted – electricity”. Another child wrote “291 million children don’t have electricity at their school which CAFOD are trying to solve.”
Jeremy listened carefully to what the children had to say and he talked about his experience in Kenya when he visited a school that had solar panels which provided electricity so that the students could study in the evenings . He said ” The CAFOD Power To Be Campaign was brilliant”, and he acknowledge the work that CAFOD does overseas.
Chris Richardson, our fantastic school volunteer then led an assembly for the whole school on the Power to Be Campaign and shared how having electricity can change children lives so that they can achieve their dreams.
I would especially like to thank Sue Hua the Year 6 teacher for her work with the children to enable them to participate in the Power to Be campaign and for organising the morning. Also many thanks to Elizabeth Higgins the head teacher of St Edmund’s for her support of the campaign and encouraging the children to get involved.