Cestria helps school pupils fund Australia trip
Published by Craig Downs for Cestria Community Housing in Housing and also in Communities
Pupils from a Chester-le-Street primary school have moved a step closer to the trip of a lifetime to Australia - thanks to a grant from Cestria Community Housing.
Bullion Lane Primary School has been awarded £300 from Cestria’s Community Benefit Fund, which helps groups, individuals and organisations which make a difference in their community.
The year five and six youngsters are currently fundraising for an 18-day trip to Australia next spring.
The group of 10 pupils plan to visit Adelaide, Sydney and Cairns on a holiday which will see them meet up with Australian school pupils who they’ve been building links with all year. At Cairns, they hope to visit the country’s world famous Barrier Reef and rainforest.
Deputy headteacher Margaret Lloyd said: “This is the second trip the school has made to Australia and the pupils are really looking forward to it. We’ve still got a lot of fundraising to do but every little helps so we’re really grateful to Cestria Community Housing for helping us towards the cost of the trip.”
Cestria’s head of corporate services Christine Scott said: “We hope this donation will go some way to helping the children of Bullion Lane to realise their dream of travelling to Australia. Cestria’s community benefit fund helps a wide range of good causes and is making a real difference in the communities where we operate.”
For more information about the Cestria Community Benefits Fund, including how to apply, please visit www.cestria.org or call 0191 385 1900.