We hope you enjoyed the wonderful Nativity performances put on by reception and years 1-4, and the Year 5 & 6 Carol Service. Many thanks for your generous donations for our partner school in Uganda; at all these events a total of £323.12 was collected which will be used for seeds, tools and a Christmas treat. Brother John sent Christmas blessings to us all and thanked everyone for their continued support. The orphans who live permanently at the school celebrated Christmas in the country at Brother John’s home village, where they had a ‘happy time’. The pictures shows some of the fruits of last year’s hard work in the garden.
Brother John, all the staff and pupils sent Easter Blessings to us all at St Mary’s School . Easter Sunday started early as they celebrated Mass together. Then the children worked together to prepare an Easter meal to share. They slaughtered and cooked a pig and some chickens (a very special treat), accompanied by cabbage, tomatoes, potatoes and matoke bananas- you can see from the pictures their cooking facilities are very different from ours!
You may remember that we collected money at our school carol service to buy seeds and tools to support our partner school in Uganda. They wanted to extend the areas which they can cultivate for food but to do this they needed to clear areas of bush, prepare the land and plant seeds. As you can see from the following pictures the crops are not only planted but growing well! Many thanks, as always, for your continued support.
We are delighted to tell you about a sporting triumph for our partner school in Uganda. Nakirebe Primary School were invited to represent Uganda, in the netball competition, at the East African International School Games. As you will see from the photos, not only did they travel to Rwanda to represent their country; they won the competition!!! Congratulations to them all on a truly impressive performance.
Breaking news! The Christmas chicks, which were purchased for our Ugandan partner school with the proceeds from our Christmas concerts and carol services, are all grown up and laying plenty of eggs!
Since setting up our link with a partner school in Uganda we have enjoyed visits to and fro, lovely learning opportunities for our children – spiritual, social and academic. We are very proud of this relationship and its place as a core part of our school. So far, our fundraising activities have helped raise over £20,000 for this most worthy cause. Thank you to all who have supported us over the years. You can see some of the Uganda stories here.
The girls of the maths club made a brilliant job of shopping, writing menus, taking orders and giving change. They raised over £50 for Brother John and our partner school in Uganda. Thank you to Mrs Gadston and Miss Meteau for organising the cafe, and to Mrs Nash for the scones.
They have started work on repairing the roof and toilets at Nakirebe Primary school – many thanks for all the donations of cakes last term. Our fund raising, combined with generous donations over Easter from the local Easter breakfast, has meant that we have been able to send £1000.
You can also see from the pictures that a large container has arrived. This is the result of a lot of work with another sponsor in the UK. We did send some things to go into the shipment and plan is that the container will be kept by them and fitted out as a play room for the younger pupils.
Last time Brother John visited us he took back some seeds to grow hoping that is would help to vary the vegetable diet for the orphans. As you can see he has been very successful with the courgettes and the sweetcorn is looking good too!!
Many thanks, as always, for your continued support of our link school in Uganda.
Last Friday disaster struck our partner school in Uganda when the year 1 and boy’s dormitory roofs were severely damaged by torrential rain and storms. We are asking for extra support to help them to repair the damage swiftly. Sadly, many books and other resources were also lost.
Help with the fundraising by making and/or buying cakes after school on Friday 7th April @ 3.15pm.