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Making bridges between Africa and Isle school

Pupils of South Axholme Academy talk to members of staff from their partnerting school in Uganda. Picture: Andrew Roe

Pupils of South Axholme Academy talk to members of staff from their partnerting school in Uganda. Picture: Andrew Roe

Visitors from Uganda were in Epworth recently to strengthen further the bonds between two schools.

The headteacher and deputy head from Rushanje Girls’ Secondary School in South Eastern Uganda spent time with staff, governors and students at the South Axholme Academy. Epworth Primary Academy Principal Julia Gallagher also gave them an insight in to primary education.

Their visit followed a trip out to Uganda last summer by 11 students and three staff from Epworth as part of the International Inspiration Olympic Legacy partnership.

While at South Axholme, the two visitors, Beatrice and Vincent, were able to meet with the school council and observe lessons. They also visited Doncaster, Sheffield and York. Their final afternoon was spent at Haxey Primary School followed by a meal with students who were in Uganda last year.

South Axholme deputy head Scott Barlow said: “Both schools are committed to maintaining a strong partnership and look forward to working together in the future. We are grateful to the Wesley Guest House and China Rose at Bawtry for their hospitality.”

Rushanje has about 400 students on roll and lies in a remote valley.

 

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