Anna Pinnell

29 December 2012

My name is Anna-Marie Pinnell and I’m the Deputy Head Girl at St Joan of Arc. I study History, English Literature and Drama and in October I hope to go to university to study History. My family have been big supporters of Udayan for several years now and their enthusiasm has been passed on to me. In October I held a musical evening to raise some money to contribute to the trip expense and thanks to the generosity of the people in my parish and community I raised an excess of around £1300 for the children as well. I teach children from the age of 3 to 12 on the weekends so I shall be able to draw on this experience when teaching literacy at Udayan. I am interested in spending a year or two abroad doing charity work after university and for me this trip is a great starting point. Also, these sixth form visits help to keep the enthusiasm and interest in Udayan going amongst the younger years which will help to ensure that St Joan’s students continue to support the children of Udayan in the future.