Last week Sam, our Education Coordinator, visited two primary schools to give updates about their partner schools in Zimbabwe.
The Companions Programme is a great way for children to learn about another country and understand their culture through receiving updates directly from the children and teachers in that school.
On Thursday 23rd , Sam visited St Joseph’s in Hurst Green who are partnered with St Joseph’s Chishawasha in Zimbabwe. Sam was able to give an update on the school from her visit there this September, using photos and videos, giving the children a personalised account of her visit. They very kindly presented us with a cheque for St Joseph’s of £330 which they had raised from cake sales in the school.
On Friday 24th, Sam visited St John’s Beaumont, Windsor where she had been invited to speak for their feast day celebration. St John’s are partnered with St Rupert’s in Zimbabwe.
Sam said: “The boys were very impressive and asked lots of good questions about their partner school and the current situation in Zimbabwe.”
They had also been learning about Mugabe’s rule and British colonialism during their tutor time.
The day concluded with pupils writing Christmas cards to their partner school which will be sent off in time for Christmas.
Posted on 27th November 2017