Hasn’t every pupil, at some time or other, dreamed of demolishing their school?
That dream came true for Molly Nock, a Year 7 pupil at Bowland High School, who won the raffle prize to start the demolition of the old Main School building.
Through the raffle the pupils have raised more than £200 for the Build Africa Foundation – a UK-based Charity which works in remote areas of Kenya and Uganda, combining education and livelihood projects which provide children and their families with the opportunities to live more fulfilled lives.
Bowland English teacher Mr Fletcher, who helped pupils organise the raffle said: “The pupils came up with the great idea to raise money for Build Africa using the slogan ‘we knock down ours to build theirs up’.
“The pupils wanted to use the momentous event of demolishing the old school building to help raise money for fellow pupils in Uganda and Kenya.”
Bowland High’s old Main School Building (formerly the Foxley Bank Hydro) is being demolished to make way for a £3.4m. purpose-built new Main School Building, due for completion in December. It will incorporate a multi-functional hall and dining room, School Reception, Library and Maths and IT Classrooms.