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Ghana Updates Summer 2023

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Over the last couple of years, we have been fundraising for our twinned school, Gytesia in Ghana. So far, we have managed to raise £1708.64. Our aim is to raise £3,800.00 to support our twinned school with building a new ICT suite for the children. 

We have done various fundraising events such as selling samosas, ice pops, cakes, and Ghanaian jewellery, We also had non-uniform events such as our recent annual Cultural Day celebration.

The Headmaster wishes to thank everyone for their commitment to our project.  Over the years, we have been fortunate with supporting our school in may ways through our fundraising events. We have helped Gytesia with purchases such as IPads, football kits, a lawnmower, traditional drum kits and the painting of the whole school.

We now have a new fundraiser thermometer in school showing the different stages of our journey to our end goal.

We continue to have regular contact from the Ashanti Development and Gytesia Primary School. Please take a look at some of the schools achievements after Covid 19. Gytesia was heavily impacted by the worldwide pandemic. The children have been celebrating their success through a variety of projects. Some children who are in need of support have been able to open a bank account. Some parents have also joined the scheme to help them save for their children's future.

They have had health visitors in to talk about personal and environmental hygiene.

The children have been rewarded for their improved reading. They also held a local Dress Day celebration whereby the girls went into school in traditional dresses.

Please browse our gallery to see what our international friends have been doing.

 

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Gyetiase needs your help! 

 


 

 

 

Here is our new fundraiser themometer for our twinned school Gyetiase Primary School in Ghana. 

We need to raise a total of £4,000.00. So far we have raised £1,701.64.

 

This money will go towards building a new ICT suite for the children of Gyetiase primary school. 

In the past we and other community organisations have helped Gyetiase with small purchase such as IPads,  lawnmower, football kit, brass drums, djembe drums and painting the school inside out.  

 

Thank you for all your efforts so far in helping our friends in Ghana.  

 


 
 

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Ghana Updates 2020

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Ghana Updates December 2019

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The children and staff of Gyetesia Primary School would like to wish all the staff, children and parents of Goldington Green Academy a very Merry Christmas. They would also like to say a massive thank you for all your support over this year.


Coconut class have made the children and staff Christmas cards to wish them all a very Merry Christmas on behalf of GGA.


We have purchased water bottles for all the children and a modem so that we can Skype our friends in Ghana in the new year.


Below is an honourable quote bestowed upon me from the children and staff of Gyetesia Primary School. I was very touched by this kind gesture.

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We’re back! Ghana Trip 2019 Update

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We also had an opportunity to visit the Elmina Castle to learn about the history of the slave trade in Ghana. This was a very informative and moving experience.


During our visit GGA was gifted a large piece of traditional woven Kente cloth, which will be used to make costumes for our future Ghana productions.


The communications between our schools have already improved greatly. In the new year we will be purchasing a modem so that we can Skype our twinned school. We will also purchase some locally sourced water bottles for the children.

Our friends at Gyetiase would like to thank you for all the support you have given them over the years. This has had a big impact on the development of their school. We are currently working towards building a new ICT suite to support the children’s learning.

Miss Heath and I travelled to Ghana to visit our twinned school Gyetiase Primary during the month of October. Our friends at Gyetiase welcomed us with open arms and made our trip very memorable. The trip was very successful and both of us gained a lot of experience and knowledge of Ghanaian culture and traditions.


We worked with class B5 (children aged between 13 and 15), and delivered lessons based on British and Ghanaian famous landmarks. The children had to identify the cities and towns in Britain and Ghana and correctly place them on a map they had produced. Another lesson was based on the children’s heritage. The children had to research their heritage through their families, tribes and clans.


Mr Hanson and his wife visited our school on our behalf and delivered an African drumming workshop. The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed themselves and learnt the history of the djembe drum. To our delight Mr Hanson purchased a set of drums for our twinned school.

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The Mango Tree Clinic - Year 2

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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The Dadiese Women's Jewellery Group

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Don’t be late and make it a date!

10th June – 2pm

Year 5 Ghana Production

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

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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.

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