PRIMARY SCHOOL
GHANA CHEQUE PRESENTED
BISHOP JOHN VISITS
A GARDENING AWARD
SCHOOL TREE PLANTING
HELP AT MARTINS FARM
POSTER COMPETITION
NEW SCHOOL MEETING


Hands of Friendship across the Sea.
Help for under privileged school children.

On the 2nd July 2009 an important event took place in the Village Primary School. Clacton Rotary Club was at the school to present a cheque for £1,000 in aid of the school project to support a school in Ghana, in a very poor part of a poor country.

Two Ghanaian teachers were visiting our school as part of the relationship established between the two schools. The Clacton Rotary Club thought this was an appropriate occasion to make their presentation. They sent their Chairman Mr John White, who is also Councillor John White, Vice-Chairman of the Parish Council, to make the presentation on behalf of the Club.

The money had been raised by the Club who ran a ‘Race night’ in the Village Hall on 20th March specifically to raise funds towards the school project. Mr Tim Palmer, Head Teacher of our school, displayed A4 sized photographs around the hall with shots of his visit showing just how much help was required to provide fairly basic schooling, but what also showed through, was how happy the children seemed to be when gathered together.


The lower school assembled with the days honoured visitors seated at the back of the hall.


This was a normal assembly. The Head calls up those children who have just had
or are about to have a birthday so they may tell their classmates what
they did or are going to do on their special day.


Head Teacher, Mr T. Palmer joining the children in a prayer of thanksgiving at the
conclusion of the ceremony.


The presentation was made as part of a normal morning assembly, with the early year classes (assembled for the top photograph), behind the guests and standing in front of a painted backdrop prepared for a school play.

18/7/09


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