18th March 2016
Writing: Luke Ibbeson (Year 8)
Editing: Joshua Robey (Year 11)
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DCGS held a charity day to raise money for the country Fiji, hit by Cyclone Winston about a month ago. One of the worst cyclones to ever occur in the Southern Hemisphere, it destroyed parts of the country and has displaced 45,000 people. A Challoner’s alumnus, George Burke, was in the area on a gap year, carrying out voluntary work in Fiji, drawing the school’s attention further towards the tragedy. Following the horrific events that have unfolded, and the school connection through our former student, it was a clear choice for the charity day. As usual students came into school in non-uniform, donating £2 to the charity ‘Think Pacific,’ who carry out excellent work in the area. We are pleased to contribute to this deserving cause.
Challoner's students also produced a report on the cyclone as part of BBC School Report, featuring an interview with previous student George Burke.