Under the guidance of Prof. David Filipe, students took charge of preparing and serving a delectable meal that left all attendees impressed.

The primary aim of the lunch was to raise funds for the school's much-needed new floor in the students’ common room. Through the generous contributions of RCEPI members and attendees €400 was raised, bringing the school closer to realising this essential improvement.

A highlight of the event was the presence of Francisco Soares, Director of the Pinheiro e Rosa Schools Group, who graced the occasion as a special guest. His presence further underscored the importance of community collaboration in supporting educational institutions.

Richard Thorpe, President of RCEPI, admired the students' excellence and remarked "RCEPI always supports the local community, and it's a real delight to witness the talent and dedication of the students here at Estoi School. The warmth and hospitality extended to us make us feel not just welcomed, but embraced by the school community. It's moments like this that remind us of what we can achieve together."

The success of this fundraising lunch not only demonstrates the solidarity within Estoi but also highlights the enduring partnership between RCEPI and Estoi School. Such initiatives serve as a testament to the power of collective action in fostering positive change within communities.

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