Honiton pupils holding fruit picnic to support Unicef fundraiser

PUBLISHED: 13:10 16 May 2017 | UPDATED: 09:55 19 May 2017

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The special event is being held on May 26.

It’s a picnic with a difference.

Pupils at Honiton Primary School are holding a fruit picnic next Friday to help change other children’s lives.

The initiative, which is being taken part in by hundreds of schools of across the country, is part of Unicefs ‘Day for Change’.

The day is Unicef UK’s annual fundraising event for schools and, this year, will raise money to help malnourished children grow up healthy and strong.

Around the world, five children die every minute as a result of malnutrition. Malnutrition is responsible for nearly half of all deaths of children under five and millions more children live with the effects for the rest of their lives, because their bodies and brains haven’t developed the way they should.

On the day, the Honiton pupils will have opportunities to explore what it means to be healthy while also learning about how a healthy lifestyle supports healthy life choices.

To end the day, the children will be holding class picnics - sharing fruit salads and fruit kebabs with their friends and families on the school field.

Teacher Nic Lopez said: “At Honiton Primary School we have been supporting Unicef Day for Change for many years now.

“It is a great opportunity for all of our children to understand how they can support children globally who’s basic human rights are not being met.

“We are also a very generous school community and this event will raise hundreds of pounds that will go to support the crucial life-saving efforts of Unicef in Africa.’

Unicef is working around the clock to help make sure every child gets the nutrition they need to grow up healthy and strong, and provides 80 per cent of the world’s life-saving emergency food.

The money raised by Honiton Primary School will help Unicef provide urgent life-saving food and care for malnourished children.

To make their fundraising go even further, every £1 raised will be doubled by The Power of Nutrition, a charitable foundation.

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