Glenfield college's map-a-thon fundraiser for surfaid

Friday, February 15, 2013


Year 9 students hard at work on their Map-a-thon fundraiser for SurfAid

Year 9 students at Glenfield College in Auckland, New Zealand participated in a fundraiser and awareness raising activity to support  SurfAid.  The class had been studying SurfAid as part of their Social Studies course and took part in a  map-a-thon that raised $160.

This was a massive effort from a small class of students who sought sponsors to donate money based to their Map-a thon efforts. The money will be used to help rebuild the school in Masokut that was destroyed in the 2010 Mentawai tsunami. Their teacher, Miranda Wingfield, was really impressed with the students’ commitment and efforts to raise the sponsorship money.  Glenfield college will be introducing a much larger study of  SurfAid in 2013 so watch this space more developments.