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This was year two of our clinic in Gytiese, Ghana. For the most part we simply bandage cuts, burns & sores. When it gets complicated we go to the hospital in Mampong, a nearby town.
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As we fast approach the end of this academic year I would like to take this opportunity to share some of the success of our Ghana project.
Over the year the staff and children have been fund raising for our twinned school in Ghana Gyetiase Primary School. Everyone has had an opportunity to be involved. The activities ranged from selling cakes, samosa’s and arts and crafts. So far we have raised a whopping £659.93, which will go towards improving the schools environment. Last year we were able to fund the redecorating of the whole school through our fundraising events.
We have a received a donation of pencils and educational toys from the Tesco store in Cardington Road for the children in Ghana. It is our hope that we raise a total of £1,000.00 to complete this long term project by the end of this academic year. If you are able donate classroom resources, i.e. paper, pencils, crayons, educational toys, that we can send over to support their children that would be most appreciated.
On the 21st June the children from year 3 will be performing a play based on Ghanaian culture and traditions. On the day we will be selling African wooden necklaces and bracelets which have been made by the children. Below are some images of the children and staff at Gyetiase. We have also received a letter from the Headteacher sharing Gyetiase successes and challenges.
If you have any questions or would like to help us with our fundraising events please do not hesitate to contact the school office.
The children and teachers in year 4 have been busy raising money for our twinned school in Ghana. The children got an opportunity to sponge their teachers! They managed to raise over £100.00!
Thank you to all of the teachers and also our parents and children who have supported this event.
On the 8th June the children from year 3 put on a specular performance of Anansi and The Kings Drum. This project was in aid of our twining programme for Ghana. The children did a fantastic job retelling one of the famous stories of Anansi.
Martha who is one of the founders of the Ashanti Development visited the children in year 3 on Friday 16th June. She shared her childhood stories of when she was growing up in Gyetiase she even danced and sang for us to the children’s and staffs delight. Martha expressed how grateful our school was in Ghana to have received all the wonderful gifts from us over the years. She thanked and praised the school community for their wonderful support and to the staff and children for making the project so successful.
I am pleased to inform all of our school community that we have reached our target for our long term project which is to repaint our twinned school inside and out and to make good of the existing floors. We have raised a whooping £1,000.00 with all your continued support. We are hoping that the school will be painted in time for when the children return after the summer holidays.
A massive thank you to everyone for making this dream a reality for our friends in Ghana.
This month we mark five years of our Partnership with Gyetiase Primary School! It has been a wonderful journey so far and we look forward to many more to come. Part of our partnership agreement is that we learn about each other’s culture, customs and tradition.
During the summer term our year 3 children performed the play of Kwajo and the Brassman’s Secret for their parents/carers and family members. The year before our children performed the story of Anansi and the Kings Drum. Our script was sent to our twined school to help them plan their production. I am pleased to tell you that the children of Gyetiase have completed their performance of Anansi and the Wisdom Box. Below are some images from the children’s production, which I am sure you will all agree looks fantastic!
In this new academic year will be looking at ways to improve our partnership. We will continue to update you about our partnerships development. Each year group will continue to raise money to improve Gyetiase school environment.
I would like to say a special thank you to the Customer Service Manager Tammy Bowen and the Community Champion Vicki Smith from the Tesco’s store in Cardington Road for donating lots of educational resources for our twinned school in Ghana. And thank you to all our children,
parents/carers for your continued support and for helping to make a difference for our friends in Ghana.
The children and staff have been very busy preparing for their Ghana production titled: Grandma’s List!
Please come and join us and make this a memorable occasion for all.
Below are some photographs of a local artist Anne-Marie Stijelia who has also been busy painting the props for the performance
Don’t be late and make it a date!
10th June – 2pm
Year 5 Ghana Production
Ghana Update June 2019
Below are some photographs of students new study desks for Gyetiase Primary School which is our twinned school in Ghana.
These desks were provided to the school from our Ghana fund raising activities that took place over the last academic year. In total there are 41 desks which were handmade by a local carpenter and two new black boards which were also sourced locally.
Our twinned school send the appreciation to everyone who supported this project to enable them to purchase these very useful resources.
On 10th June Year 5 children performed to parents and carers the story of ‘Grandma’s List’. This is a traditional story from West Africa and helped to support our understanding of Ghanaian culture and traditions. The children gave a fantastic performance which was enjoyed by all.
The children worked with artist Toke and Pauline who are African Caribbean dancers, choreographers and Artist Directors and Music Instructor Jon Finnigan.
Please view our gallery and see the children’s wonderful performance.