Winterslow School went to ….…………………………………..Uganda!
For the first time in the history of the school our Head and Deputy Rebecca Bone and Lynn Fortis have visited another continent and have created a sustainable link with another primary school. Winterslow School has now connected classrooms with Rugarama Primary School in Uganda. With the help of Project Uganda’s workers Ann and Rodney Gothard we were put in touch with a fantastic character and Headteacher Johnson who has been e mailing the children and ourselves for the past couple of months. In the Easter holidays Lynn and Rebecca set off on an adventure of a lifetime, armed with lesson plans, letters and numerous questions from our children. After a long flight with a stopover in Ethiopia, we finally arrived at our destination and after a good night’s sleep, we nervously set off to Rugarama to meet the teachers and children. Our arrival at the school will be a life remaining memory. There were 400 children all singing beautiful songs greeting us to their love filled school. It was incredibly moving and overwhelming. We spent the next week answering many questions from both the children and staff. We taught the children about our weather, seasons, farming and worked on an art project with the children in which we made a beautiful collage showing our new found friendship and connection. In September Johnson and his deputy, Richard will be coming to our school in Winterslow where we will share how our children learn , our ever changing curriculum and opportunities for them to feel part of our school community. The connecting classrooms project is funded by The British Council and is an opportunity for educators over the world to share practice and to open the eyes of staff and pupils to the incredibly rich and varied world in which we live.
Winterslow School welcomed visitors from Uganda!
We were very pleased to welcome the Headteacher and Deputy from Rugarama Primary School in Uganda.