Uganda Visit

It has been a very overwhelming and emotional week in Uganda; I was welcomed very warmly by all the children and staff and we learnt so much from each other.

I spent most of my time teaching classes from Reception right up to children aged 14. The classes were large, generally between 70 and 100 children and the children only had access to blackboards. The teachers were enthusiastic to learn all about how I teach reading and writing in England so I taught several phonics lessons and shared my experiences with the staff.

I visited the local well that had just been installed and met Frank, our school sponsored child who is now 12 years old. I also spent time with the children in the term time orphanage and at the medical centre, as well as visiting local families in the village whose children were not able to go to school.

I was able to share so many of the amazing items that you all donated to school so thank you so much for all of your support. I would also like to say thank you to the PTA who donated £200; I used the money to buy washable sanitary wear and underwear for all the local ladies and girls. For most, it was the first time they have owned proper sanitary wear so it was very gratefully accepted.

I'm looking forward to sharing my experiences with all the children in school and continuing our link with Tower Primary School in Uganda. 

Contact the School

Bollington St John's CE Primary School

Grimshaw Lane
Macclesfield Cheshire
SK10 5LY

Tel: 01625 572 025

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