Prior Park Pupils Build House for Impoverished Families in Romania

18 Nov 2013

For the third year in a row, a group of Prior Park students has travelled to Romania to build a house for a family living in poverty.

The group, led by Prior Park science teacher, Mrs Marian Mudie, spent their half term break constructing the house, thereby making a huge difference in the lives of people who so desperately need help. This house was the highest spec building produced yet by a Prior group and was built in record time, even including double glazing in the windows. Mrs Mudie reports that the family helped in the construction and were overwhelmed when they moved in. “This venture teaches our students so much. First, they get to experience the rich cultural diversity of Romania, and then they come to understand the terrible conditions that many families struggle with on a daily basis. They learn that rewards come from hard work, and the ultimate lesson of course, the personal rewards that come from helping out a fellow human being. The students rose to the many challenges, and were a pleasure to travel and work with.”

Before travelling to Romania, the team had been busy raising funds to buy the building materials they needed to construct the house, with each team member hoping to raise £400. Some of the hugely successful fundraising activities that were organised included cake sales, a sponsored cycle, in-school competitions and cosmetics parties.


This charitable initiative is spearheaded by the international charity “People against Poverty”, who aim to provide medical treatment and improve the living conditions of people in the most deprived areas of the world.