Students’ effort for disaster relief

Boroughbridge High School students with the President of Knaresborough Rotary Club David Druett and the Aquabox. Left to right:- Jonathan Farrell, Alice Birch, President of Knaresborough Rotary Club David Druett, Marguerite Walley, Sarah Hams, Sophie Bowyer. (S)
Boroughbridge High School students with the President of Knaresborough Rotary Club David Druett and the Aquabox. Left to right:- Jonathan Farrell, Alice Birch, President of Knaresborough Rotary Club David Druett, Marguerite Walley, Sarah Hams, Sophie Bowyer. (S)

Year 13 students at Boroughbridge High School have helped put together a pack full of emergency equipment to be used in a disaster area.

The Rotary Aquabox – which includes a water treatment kit, warm clothing, hygiene items, kitchen utensils, toiletries, small hand tools and other general hardware – was handed to Knaresborough Rotary Club.

It will now be logged and held in Rotary International’s store in Derbyshire until a suitable emergency arises.

Once the welfare contents have been removed, each Aquabox can be used to purify up to 1,100 litres of polluted water.

Any school or group interested in filling an Aquabox should contact Knaresborough Rotarian Brian Souter on 01423 864043 or by emailing

briansouter@hotmail.com