Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

The Africa Trust

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We are aware that keeping our students hydrated will aid them to perform at their very best throughout the Academy day.  As a result, we decided to invest in water coolers from AquAid.  Our unique relationship with AquAid has also given our Academy the opportunity to help people less fortunate than ourselves.

AquAid, along with their sister company Perfect Printer Cartridges, are currently operating a project in Africa 

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which involves installing additional water wells known as Elephant Pumps.  Each Elephant Pump is a modified version of an age-old Chinese rope pulley system, and is built by the people of the area, who are then taught how it works and how to repair it using local materials and parts.  To-date, AquAid have donated over £6 million to this cause and helped build over 5,000 such pumps in developing countries throughout Africa.

Our decision to install a water coolers from AquAid means that for each of the machines we have, we have donated £20 per year per cooler to The Africa Trust, and through this, an Elephant Pump is being installed in Africa on our behalf.  This pump will bring much needed clean, fresh drinking water and improve the quality of life of those who will have access to our well.