This term a group of pupils led by Chapel Prefect Ariana Davison has been raising money for the charity Toilet Twinning at various events such as the Border Shield and the House Singing Competition. Toilet Twinning is an initiative which invites us to twin our own toilet facilities with latrines in poor communities in countries like Afghanistan, Malawi and Nepal.
By raising awareness of the lack of facilities in the poorest areas of the world, we hope to hasten the provision of clean water and proper toilet facilities in those areas and to teach the people about hygiene.
To raise funds, our pupils at Malvern College organised a school-wide game of Assassins. The aim of the game is to be the last person standing in a huge game of tag that involves both pupils and staff. The entrance fee was small - £5, and each participant was given a target slip –a player they should seek out who could be in any year or House.
The game was great fun for all, creating some very memorable moments including our personal favourites: Mr Hardinges being chased through Main Building by an army of Lower School girls, and Mr Eglin attempting to navigate the Triangle in his car to avoid being tagged. The game was a great success raising over £2,500 which twins over 43 toilets in the school. This is a significant contribution towards our final aim of twinning all the toilets on campus by 2020. We hope to grow the game next year, raising even more money for this brilliant cause, even if pupils are a little late for lessons….
If you would like to donate to this worthy cause, please head over to the official Toilet Twinning website.
The report was written by Ludo Staley