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Global Dimensions Week 2012

Kitwell children are starting to embrace the fact that they are Global Citizens. Here is a selection of photos which demonstrates how our children are learning about other countries and cultures…

Click HERE to see our ‘Global Dimensions Week’ photo gallery…

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Fund Raising for Makumbaya

February 21, 2013 Leave a comment

As part of Kitwell’s ongoing links with Makumbaya Lower Basic School in the Gambia, West Africa. Kitwell children have been involved in lots of fundraising activities to help support our Gambia friends. Mrs Mistry’s class made lots of Gambian style artwork from recycled materials which they sold to parents on the Gambia stall at the Summer Fayre. Class 1 children also made Gambian style jewellery which, along with plants and flowers which Mr Bassett helped our children grow in the greenhouse, were also sold on our Gambian stall. Thanks must go to all the parents who supported our Gambian stall by buying all of our home made goods!

Click HERE to view the Gambian stall photo gallery!

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Year 4 African Activities

Year 4 have been learning lots about life in Africa. Newman College student teachers (who recently visited the Gambia along with several members of the Kitwell staff) have been working with our Year 4s on lots of exciting African activities. They been learning how to tie dye clothes, they’ve been role-playing the life of an African child, they’ve been making African music and they’ve also helped to raise money to support our link schools in the Gambia. Year 4’s fund raising activities involved selling cakes, running and scoring lots of goals. Makumbaya Lower Basic school needs funds to finish the construction of their library and Bijilo Nursery School needs support with the re-building of classroom roofs. Both of these schools are a little closer to achieving their goals because of the generosity of some of our Year 4 children.

Click HERE to see the full Year 4 African activities gallery.

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