The students of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School (EGA) organised a Non-uniform Day last week to raise money for IRT as part of Refugee Week 2012.
EGA is a girls school with extremely dynamic and active students and teachers. From receiving visits from Michelle Obama, to singing for Boris Johnson and winning prizes for their dance group's choreography based on the work of the Red Cross, this school is truly inspirational.
Refugee Week took place last week and it is a time when people all over the UK raise awareness about refugees in the UK as well as all over the world.
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School organised their non-uniform day to raise awareness about refugees in the UK and the positive contributions they make. Refugee Week provided posters with information about various refugees who are living in the UK today who are contributing to the up coming Olympics in many different ways. They also raised awareness about IRT's work with our poster displays.
The school has raised the money for a fellow all girls secondary school in Gulu, northern Uganda. We hope that they will also be twinning with the school through IRT's PenPal Project.
I will be visiting Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School next week to meet the students and the teachers. All of us at IRT wish to thank them for their hard work and their brilliant support for the school in Gulu!