PUPILS at Friends Prep School have done their
bit to help improve life for children in Uganda by taking part
in a major art competition.
The school was just one of many throughout
Ireland to compete in the 'One Life' Art Project and
The children used art to describe their lives
in Ireland while pupils from 10 schools in Uganda described
their lives in Africa by the same means.
Principal of Friends Prep Cathy Aughey said
the pupils had produced some 'excellent drawings' of their
"We also had a special non-uniform Uganda Day
where pupils came dressed in the three colours of the Ugandan
flag and helped raise money," she added.
P5 pupils enjoying break Uganda
Pupils with members of the charity
Fields of Life. US26-761SP
Aughey (Head of Friends Prep School) with Andrew
Clements (Manager, JC Patterson, Lisburn) at the
recent One Life Award ceremony for the One Life Art
Project. In the centre is winner Jamie Cochrane.
"We learned about Uganda and how children of
similar ages live and play in that country.
"The children had a great time and also
raised over £230 for Fields of Life to help them build schools
and medical centres in Uganda."
The Friends competition winner was Jamie
Cochrane (P6) with runners-up Rosie Henderson (P3) and Callum
Maze (P1). Mrs. Aughey described the competition as 'very
fierce' and the standards as "very high. "The Schools in Uganda
are built by Fields of Life and over 98 per cent of every pound
raised goes to the building of school facilities," she
"The One Life project hopes to raise enough
money to build medical centres attached to four schools in
Uganda. Last year Gardencare dealers raised enough to build a
"It is a great way to raise money for
children less fortunate than our own and provides an excellent
way to learn about other countries. "It also shows what can be
done when education, charity and business work successfully
Fields of Life was formed 10 years ago and
has already built 40 schools.
Thousands of lives have been greatly improved
by the provision of safe, sound school facilities
that allow children to receive regular quality education.