On Monday 23 January, Oaklands welcomed Alison and Nigel Brown, trustees of Wynaud Trust, to Oaklands. During assembly they told pupils about one aspect of their charity work in Zambia – working with a village clinic to encourage attendance by expectant mothers. Aided by two Year 6 helpers the story of a mother-to be was acted out.
Since the Wynaud trust became involved with this village clinic, attendance by expectant mothers has increased so that they now have the highest attendance levels in the vicinity.
The incentive to the mums to attend regular health checks is a baby bag of ‘goodies’. The bag contains a cloth nappy and pin, vest, Babygro, cardigan, mittens, hat, socks and a book.
Oaklands School has adopted this charity as a long term project. Initially the school will be fundraising to enable more baby bags to be assembled – the charity ideally needs 200 bags each year. The first fundraising event will take place shortly.