Pupils in Northamptonshire help Sri Lankan children learn

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Pupils from a Northamptonshire primary school have been sending classroom equipment to children in poorer schools in Sri Lanka.

Years 3 and 4 at Roade Primary School have been studying Sri Lanka with the help of leaders of the local Sri Lankan community.

They chose Palu Primary School, in Walahawiddawewa, as one of the governors there is an uncle of Roade Primary deputy head Dee Newman.

Mrs Newman said: “This is a poor school and has very little in the way of resources. The children have been helping is school by sending classroom resources.

“We held an assembly to raise money and will be holding a mufti day next Friday with all the money raised going to the Sri Lankan school.”