William Parker’s fair for Kabubbu

William Parker students selling cakes
William Parker students selling cakes

STUDENTS at William Parker Sports College spent the day on Friday (September 30), raising funds for an impoverished village in Uganda.

The day was declared a mufti day which allowed students to wear yellow clothing instead of college uniform for a donation.

The day’s events were in aid of the village of Kabubbu.

The school had an extended lunch time during which the Kabubbu fair took place.

Staff and students participated in activities which included welly throwing, beat the goalie, finding treasure island, guess the sweets and eating cakes.

The biggest crowd gathered around Sponge the Teacher where students hurled large, sopping wet sponges at their teachers, Jeff Hobbs, Mark Madriaga and Gary Morris.

Sue Warren, teacher, said: “I am so impressed with the students’ enthusiastic response. The stalls were highly inventive and very well organised.

“There was a fantastic atmosphere at the fair. It was great to see students from all year groups working together, having great fun, and all in aid of Kabubbu.”

The school raised more than £1,600 and would like to thank companies which sponsored the event by donating prizes for the fair.

William Parker Sports College and Parkwood 6th form have supported the village of Kabubbu, through The Quicken Trust charity, for the last eight years. 

They are taking a further 30 students and staff to work in Kabubbu for 10 days in April next year.

All of the funds will go towards building new houses and providing families with essential resources for survival such as farming equipment and mosquito nets.

They are seeking further sponsorship so if anyone can help, contact Sue Warren sue.warren@williamparker.e-sussex.sch.uk.