The older boys and girls at Crosfields were pleased recently when Max MacDonald, Chairman of the Uphill School Trust in Uganda visited the school and joined them for Collect. Max proudly updated the children on how the school, in the village of Uphill, in Uganda has been doing. It was terrific to hear that mud floors are slowly being replaced by concrete as the school improves, and Max recognised that at the same time as we had opened our Artificial Turf Pitch, Uphill School had opened a new play area with Crosfields' help. What's more, the strands between the two schools have got even closer recently as, for a small amount of monthly funding, Crosfields now sponsors two disadvantaged children.
The Senior School quietly listened to Max as he told them about Sophia, aged 6, and Gab, aged 9 who would not have otherwise been able to go to school without the help and generosity of Crosfields. Crosfields has supported this charity since 2014, and when the school refreshed its PE kit in 2015, the obsolete kit was taken out to Uphill Junior School in Uganda by Max, who at the time, was an airline pilot. The children there were delighted to receive the kit which they still wear today. Children from both schools exchange photos and letters which gives them an insight into each others' lives, and with this latest bursary from Crosfields, the children will be thrilled to hear from two new scholars at Uphill Junior School.