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Boot-iful gift for Rossendale students' African pen pals

Lancashire Telegraph: BOOTS Kilele Junior School, Nairobi BOOTS Kilele Junior School, Nairobi

CHILDREN at an African school are being given a sporting chance thanks to pupils at a Rossendale school who have donated their old football boots.

The youngsters at St Mary’s Primary School, in Haslingden Old Road, Rawtenstall, have been in contact with a school in Nairobi for around three years.

After discovering that the students at Kilele Junior School didn’t have their own football boots, they have collected around 20 to 30 old pairs to be shipped out to Kenya.

St Mary’s headteacher Ian Holden said: “Through writing to the students at Kilele, our students found out that while they all loved to play football, they didn’t have much of their own equipment and things like boots.

“So our students decided they would donate old pairs of boots that they no longer used, or had grown out of, and would send them to Kilele, so that the children there could now play football in their own boots.

“The staff helped out a bit, but it was something that the students across all year groups decided they wanted to do.”

Students at the two schools have been writing letters to each other for around three years. Mr Holden added: “It is something that I think really benefits the students, and has a lot of curriculum advantages.

“It is great for them to learn about other countries and cultures, and it also improves communication and literacy skills.”

The boots have now been collected, and a parcel created ready to be shipped to Kenya, which should be sent in the next few weeks.

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1:32pm Sun 18 Nov 12

pdb951 says...

Why Nairobi. Rochdale is so much nearer or Bolton.
Why Nairobi. Rochdale is so much nearer or Bolton. pdb951
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9:28pm Sun 18 Nov 12

DEO VOLENTE says...

GOD HELP US! POLITICAL CORRECTNESS GONE MAD! THERE ARE LOTS OF CHILDREN IN LANCASHIRE THAT GO WITHOUT. HELP THEM! CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME! YOU COULD NOT MAKE IT UP! YOU REALLY COULD NOT, HOW MUCH HAS NELSON MANDELA CONTRIBUTED? PROBABLY NOTHING, HOW ABOUT ANY OTHER AFRICAN LEADER? PROBABLY NOTHING. THEY ARE ALL TOO BUSY IN THEIR PROPERTIES OVERLOOKING LAKE COMO! WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE. HELP YOUR OWN PEOPLE, THE ELDERLY, THE YOUNG, THE DISABLED, THOSE WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISUSES. PATHETIC,PATHETIC! AFRICA? DONT MAKE ME LAUGH!
POOR WHITE PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BE PRESSURIED INTO GIVING MONEY TO RICH BLACK PEOPLE! RIGHT WING YOU BET! AND IT IS GETTING MORE AND MORE POPULAR. JUST HAVE A LOOK AT GREECE AND THE GOLDEN DAWN IF YOU DONT BELIEVE ME!
SUPPORT YOUR OWN COUNTRY AND FAMILY!

OH AND BY THE WAY GOD BLESS ISRAEL FOR HAVING THE GUTS TO STAND UP FOR THEIR COUNTRY AND FAMILIES! NOT LONG NOW BEFORE IRAN GETS A LESSON IN DIPLOMACY. ROCK ON ITS REAL AND YOU KNOW IT IS.USA ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GO ISRAEL! AND TEACH THEM A LESSON THET THEY WILL NEVER FORGET!

SHALOM AND ON!

DEUS VOBISCUM!
GOD HELP US! POLITICAL CORRECTNESS GONE MAD! THERE ARE LOTS OF CHILDREN IN LANCASHIRE THAT GO WITHOUT. HELP THEM! CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME! YOU COULD NOT MAKE IT UP! YOU REALLY COULD NOT, HOW MUCH HAS NELSON MANDELA CONTRIBUTED? PROBABLY NOTHING, HOW ABOUT ANY OTHER AFRICAN LEADER? PROBABLY NOTHING. THEY ARE ALL TOO BUSY IN THEIR PROPERTIES OVERLOOKING LAKE COMO! WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE. HELP YOUR OWN PEOPLE, THE ELDERLY, THE YOUNG, THE DISABLED, THOSE WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISUSES. PATHETIC,PATHETIC! AFRICA? DONT MAKE ME LAUGH! POOR WHITE PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BE PRESSURIED INTO GIVING MONEY TO RICH BLACK PEOPLE! RIGHT WING YOU BET! AND IT IS GETTING MORE AND MORE POPULAR. JUST HAVE A LOOK AT GREECE AND THE GOLDEN DAWN IF YOU DONT BELIEVE ME! SUPPORT YOUR OWN COUNTRY AND FAMILY! OH AND BY THE WAY GOD BLESS ISRAEL FOR HAVING THE GUTS TO STAND UP FOR THEIR COUNTRY AND FAMILIES! NOT LONG NOW BEFORE IRAN GETS A LESSON IN DIPLOMACY. ROCK ON ITS REAL AND YOU KNOW IT IS.USA ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO ISRAEL! AND TEACH THEM A LESSON THET THEY WILL NEVER FORGET! SHALOM AND ON! DEUS VOBISCUM! DEO VOLENTE
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12:52pm Mon 19 Nov 12

AndyD123 says...

perhaps someone could donate some lower case letters.
perhaps someone could donate some lower case letters. AndyD123
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5:58pm Tue 20 Nov 12

bb4comment says...

Here, here re the lower case comment! Has deo volente actually read the article?
Here, here re the lower case comment! Has deo volente actually read the article? bb4comment
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