Students open Rainforest Café to raise vital funds for charity

Year Eight pupils at St Aidan's CE Technology College set up a Rainforest Cafe to raise money for rainforest protection
Year Eight pupils at St Aidan's CE Technology College set up a Rainforest Cafe to raise money for rainforest protection
0
Have your say

Charitable students have been raising money for the rainforest.

St Aidan’s CE Technology College opened up The Rainforest Cafe in its geography department during break time, for pupils to sell their home-baked cakes.

The fund-raising, at the school on Cartgate, Preesall, was organised by a group of Year Eight pupils who had learned about the destruction of the world’s rainforests.

The pupils used their practical skills in period one to bake in a food technology class before setting up the stalls in their next lesson, geography.

The students wanted to raise money to sponsor and protect a patch of rainforest in Ecuador and had set themselves a target of raising at least £25 with a target of £100 which would enable them to sponsor between a quarter of an acre and one acre.

The group exceeded their expectations and The Rainforest Café raised £72.90 which will enable the class to sponsor and protect around 3/4 of an acre of rainforest.

Mr Eccles, head of geography, said: “I am incredibly proud of the class with the passion and enthusiasm that they showed throughout the project.

“Students were excited about raising the money for their rainforest project and this shone through in the way that they approached the baking and selling of their products.

“Through a practical activity like this, our students have made clear connections between their own actions and the impact they can have (both good and bad) on other parts of the world.”