Spanish night at Dagenham school raises £900 for expedition

Dancers at Jo Richardson School's Spanish night

Dancers at Jo Richardson School's Spanish night - Credit: Archant

Senses were alive with Spanish tastes and rhythms at a special fundraising night at Jo Richardson School.

Students and staff serve food at the school's Spanish night

Students and staff serve food at the school's Spanish night - Credit: Archant

Staff and students raised more than £900 on Friday last week for an upcoming expedition to Nicaragua, and will use the money to refurbish a small rural school in Granada.

More than 180 people were treated to a dinner of paella, tortillas, Spanish chicken and spicy soup – all prepared by staff and students – before dancers entertained the guests with their enthusiasm and vibrant costumes.

A total of 42 students from years nine to 13, and 10 members of staff, will spend 16 nights in the Caribbean as part of their global challenge to help a small community.

“This has been a real team effort and has allowed the team to bond in readiness for our mammoth adventure,” said teacher Kala Boller.


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“We offer such expeditions every two years in order for our young people to experience the world of travel and that is something we are very proud of at Jo Richardson.”

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