Falmouth pupils give up treats to fund polio vaccines
3:00pm Sunday 10th March 2013 in News
A group of altruistic students from Falmouth School have put the needs of children in Africa before their own desires by giving up treats to pay for 200 youngsters to be inoculated against polio.
Falmouth School runs a rewards system and students are allocated points throughout the year for innovation, motivation, teamwork, responsibility and achievement. They can then cash in their reward points for things such as shopping vouchers, pizza, fishing trips and sweets.
Cy Marven’s year ten tutor group, however, decided to pool the value of their reward points and rather than claim prizes for themselves, they donated them towards supporting Unicef’s fight against polio in Africa.
Katie, 14, said: It is really great that we can help as people, especially children, in developing countries cannot afford it themselves. It was a suggestion from Mr Marven, but we all instantly agreed.”