Over the last couple of years James Peacock Infant and Nursery School have had active links with the Vineyard School in Soroti, Teso in Northern Uganda as part of their aim to support the children’s global knowledge, and build on their respect for different ways of life and cultures.
The link with the school came about through St Peter’s Church in the village. Members of the church have helped provide charity to this area of Africa for several years, particularly through the efforts of Honor and Clement Dixon, who have visited many times to provide resources and help.
The school have already sent Ruddy Bear and his diary out to the Uganda and he has since been returned to the school from Soroti with a diary about his visit there.
They also supported a shipment of resources with parents / carers and pupils donating stationery, games etc.
The next stage in the relationship is that Mrs Sally Squires and Mrs Jayne Henson, who both teach at James Peacock, will be joining a group who are visiting Uganda for two weeks on 7th July.
Whilst there they will support teachers in local schools and deliver educational resources.
The Vineyard School are holding a special festival to welcome the two teachers during which they will be planting a tree as a symbol of friendship between the two schools and Sally and Jayne will be presenting them with a peacock wall hanging made by the children at their school.
The school have been fundraising to help the Vineyard School build a much needed classroom.
This will named after Millie Etanu, one of the founders of the school who sadly passed away earlier this year.
If you feel you would like to donate to this project please contact the school via email firstname.lastname@example.org