PRIMARY and secondary pupils at Elian’s British School in La Nucia raised €1,500 in the ‘Race Against Hunger’ run.
The race, organised by the ‘Action against Hunger’ charity was run in 30 different countries on the same day.
Pupils and their families made a cash donation for each lap or kilometre run and this will be used to prevent, diagnose and treat malnutrition in vulnerable countries. Schools worldwide who participated in the initiative raised a total of €4 million last year.
“At Elian’s British school we believe our pupils should be aware of the world we live in and help to change the hard reality for those who are more vulnerable,” said Ana Gutierrez, the school’s director. “We also believe that with this activity we are encouraging the necessary principles to achieve a society committed to sustainable, environmental and economic development of the world.”