On Wednesday 16th May Bootham School held a non-uniform day where students were invited to ‘Wear Blue’ in an effort to raise money for, and raise awareness of, the charity Dig Deep. Old Scholar, Toby Putnam (who left Bootham in 2012), brought this charity to our attention earlier this term during an inspiring Meeting. He will be climbing Mount Kenya in July to raise money and awareness for the charity. Dig Deep provides clean water to disadvantaged communities in Kenya and other parts of Eastern Africa. Dig Deep’s water projects prevent children dying of preventable diseases, students having their education disrupted and women wasting hours every day collecting unsafe water. Dig Deep aim to break the cycle of poverty by building taps and toilets, and by educating communities to maintain this infrastructure indefinitely. They also provide vital hygiene training to community teachers and health workers, to ensure that communities understand how to prevent the spread of disease at a local level.
As well as a non uniform day the Charity Committee also organised a bake sale on the day. In total students and staff raised a fantastic £299.75 for this worthwhile cause.