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Prince Henry's pupils get hands-on with relief aid
10:20am Friday 4th January 2013 in Local news
Otley pupils have been exploring the life-saving work done by relief charities in response to natural disasters.
Year 9 students at Prince Henry’s Grammar School learned about ShelterBox’s interna-tional work at a Restless Earth activity day.
Organised by geography teacher Michelle Lister, the event also saw members of the Rotary Club of Otley Chevin – which supports ShelterBox as a Rotary charity – taking part.
Pupils learned about the charity’s work in countries like Pakistan and Japan, in the wake of disasters, and even had a go at putting up ShelterBox tents supplied by the Rotarians.
Miss Lister said: “It was a great day. The students thoroughly enjoyed the activities and it emphasised the connection between geography in the classroom and the real world.”
The event was rounded off with a debate about how to prioritise aid, entitled Who Should Get The Last Tent?