The lively sound of African drumming and singing could be heard coming from Pre-Prep as the School held a wonderful ‘Africa Day’! The whole school spent an entire day dedicated to cross-curricular learning about Africa as part of their focus on ‘Our World’ and the School’s link with Nyakatukura School in Uganda.
Throughout the day pupils took part in many exciting activities -mask-making, African drumming, dance, learning about and tasting fruit and of course, about African animals. Many of the activities were led by students fromthe Senior School who will be traveling to Uganda this summer to support and work with Nyakatukura.
The connection with Nyakatukura School was established in
2004 and has been growing ever since. Every two years,
pupils and teachers from the Senior School travel to Uganda
and spend time with staff and pupils working on different
projects. As part of ‘Africa Day’ the children also enjoyed a sponsored dance to raise money for projects at Nyakatukura.
In previous years the money raised was used to help build a new dormitory block.
Dr Carolyn Shelley said, “It has been a wonderful day of activity, all the children have learnt an enormous amount whilst
raising money to support children at our link school. Thank you to all the parents, families and friends who have
supported our day so generously. Having lived in Uganda myself for five years, I know that this money will make a
significant difference to the children’s lives.”