Kenyan choir kids hit the toboggan slope at Mendip Snowsport Centre

PUBLISHED: 17:00 14 October 2016

Mendip Snowsport Centre, Churchill. Group of Kenyan schoolchildren visiting for their first ever tobogganing session.

Mendip Snowsport Centre, Churchill. Group of Kenyan schoolchildren visiting for their first ever tobogganing session.

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Kenyan schoolchildren experienced the thrills of tobogganing at Mendip Snowsport Centre in Churchill.

Mendip Snowsport Centre, Churchill. Group of Kenyan schoolchildren visiting for their first ever tobogganing session.Mendip Snowsport Centre, Churchill. Group of Kenyan schoolchildren visiting for their first ever tobogganing session.

A group of 23 young singers from Jolaurabi School Choir, near Mombasa, are staying in Burnham for two weeks.

Sue Stevens has organised activities during their visit, which is part of Educate The Kids, a project which supports severely under-privileged children in Kenya. Sue’s granddaughter Bethan Rees, aged 14, arranged the toboggan trip.

Sue said: “Bethan goes to Sidcot School which the children visited on the same day and she organised the visit to the centre. They provided exclusive access for the children all free of charge. They all had a fantastic time; it was like nothing they had experienced before.”

Mendip Snowsport Centre, Churchill. Group of Kenyan schoolchildren visiting for their first ever tobogganing session.Mendip Snowsport Centre, Churchill. Group of Kenyan schoolchildren visiting for their first ever tobogganing session.

The children live in mud huts in Kenya and have to walk every day to collect clean water from wells. Sue said this is a ‘valuable exchange’ which allows the Kenyan children to experience new things.

Sponsoring a child costs £11 per month and covers their education and clothes. Find out more on 01278 782789 or visit www.educatethekids.com
The choir will perform at The Mall, at Cribbs Causeway, tomorrow (Saturday) at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

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