Boys' School students assist at Oxfam Challenge

February 26, 2015 at 3:23 PM

Well done to the 28 boys who took on the role of ambassadors at this weekend’s Oxfam Water Challenge held at the Boys’ School campus. The event attracted 21 corporate teams, largely engineering companies, joining together to make a big splash to raise money for vital Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) education projects in Melanesia, to ensure fresh water flows to their rural communities.

On the day of the challenge, the teams of four workmates designed, built, presented and deconstructed a solution to a ‘secret water problem’ challenge.  From the day the teams signed up until the day of the challenge, each team worked towards fundraising $2000; as their fundraising income increased, they received clues that would help them on the day to create a series of pipelines to successfully carry water in challenging conditions. $32,000 was raised towards the project on the day with an expected final tally of $40,000.

Our boys were great ambassadors on the day,  greeting guests and offering assistance wherever they could.

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