Students of Winterbourne International Academy plan more fundraising for Mexico project

image002-webA group of students from Winterbourne International Academy are working hard to generate funds for an overseas project that will support two poor primary schools in a rural village of Mexico.

This bi-annual project, has previously seen Winterbourne’s year 11 and 12 students help supply material and build a playground in a Mexican school while living with Spanish speaking Mexican families, going on cultural excursions to Mayan ruins, teaching English to primary children and helping with beach cleans.

The students, parents and teachers involved in the project have already generated £4598 for next years project thanks to cake sales, washing staff cars, ‘rowing the English Channel’, bag packing, a quiz nights, and collecting sponsorship for knitting the longest scarf!

On 19th November, the team will be selling candles, cards, face painting, nail painting and refreshments at Winterbourne’s Christmas Fair. They will also be running a year 7 & 8 discos and packing bags for customers at Marks&Spencers.

WIA would like to thank every who has donated so far including the Academy’s clothing supplier Initially Yours, Viva La Mexicana, Otomi, Wahaca, Casa Mexicana, Chiquito’s and Sainsburys.

Further information can be found on the Academy’s website:

If you would like to donate to the project then please contact [email protected]

Back to news