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Zambia Stall- Summer Fayre Friday 7th July 

We held a stall selling hair scrunchies, bags and cards all made using Zambian fabric bought back from our recent visit. We raised an amazing £90!!

Here are the slides from the assembly:

Our school in linked with Mutundu Primary School in Mufulira, Zambia.

Miss Reakes and Mrs Andrews visit March/April 2023

Monday 3rd April

This morning we visited Mufulira School for Continuing Education, where pupils learn skills such as; carpentry, metal work, food production and computer skills.

Saturday 1st April and Sunday 2nd April

We visited a market in Kitwe on Saturday and bought some chitenge fabric. On Sunday, we took part in a Palm Sunday possession with a local church and walked along the road holding our palm leaves.

Friday 31st March

An unforgettable day, the children greeted us with a farewell presentation to say goodbye. They sang us a song, danced and thanked us for visiting. We presented the teachers with sports equipment of netballs, footballs, football kit and cones. 

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Thursday 30th March 

Today the children completed farming activities of creating farm masks and favourite meal plates. They really enjoyed using tissue paper and glue. The children then performed a presentation about Zambian farming, including fish, poultry and pasture. This followed with a visit to a local fish farm and we met a local farmer, who harvests 8,000 fish every 4-6 months. 

Thank you for all joining the zoom this morning, the Zambian children really enjoyed it.

Wednesday 29th March

Today we spent the day in school, teaching the children Phonics and Maths. The children wrote replies to their pen pals which we will bring back to school. Another great day!

Tuesday 28th March

Today we visited Mopani Copper Mine in Mufulira and had a tour of how copper is made. It was very interesting and visited the training centre, where skills are learnt before entering the mine. Then we visited Malcom Watson Hospital which is owned by the mine, which costs Zambians to be treated there.

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Monday 27th March 

Today we were welcomed by the children and staff at Mutunda Primary School. We were overwhelmed with how welcome they made us feel and they waved Great Britain flags as we entered the school gates, presenting us with red roses. They performed a dance and song wearing traditional materials. We were shown around the school and met some of the children- with huge smiles. 

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Sunday 26th March 

Today we were collected and went to English mass at St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Mufulira. We listened to a service with a fantastic choir.

Saturday 25th March 

Today we met the teachers from our link school ‘Mutundu Primary School’. It was fantastic to talk with them ahead of next week in school. We will be visiting their houses for dinner and they will be picking us up to take us to school.

Friday 24th March
We have arrived safely in Mufulira and Storm from Jupiter Class is enjoying his new home! 

Friday 24th March
After an 8 hour flight, we have arrived in Nairobi, Kenya. We are now waiting for another flight to Zambia.

Friday 1st March will be mufti (non-uniform) day. In exchange for mufti we would like to request Easter related gifts and chocolate for the Easter Bingo and raffle. Thank you in advance for all your donations.
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