Lower Park School and St James Primary School in Uganda 2012
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Autumn Newsletter 2012 - Read Here
Over several years now, as well as writing to the children at 'St James', we have been raising funds to provide toys, teaching materials, bunk beds for the orphans and mosquito nets. More recently our fundraising has helped to build a new nursery classroom.
During February and March 2012 Gerry Hambridge visited St James and sent daily reports and photographs back to school. Both provide a great insight into not only the results of Lower Park's fundraising but also the daily life in and out of school - a very different culture to Poynton!
Below you can see the developments and photos of children with their messages for Lower Park.
|Great news from St James Primary School and Orphan Care in Nakakabala, Uganda
Children from Lower Park School are thrilled to hear the latest news about the nursery that they have helped to fund in Uganda. It has been officially opened!!!
At a special Parents' Day the new classroom was decorated with 'message bricks' bunting sent by pupils at Lower Park.
|Lower Park School Pupil Donates Birthday Money to build George's Den!
Over the last eighteen months, George has been so touched by hearing about the children in the school, that he gave his birthday money towards the project.
George's Den is a large enclosure and home for the school turkeys and hens to ensure that the birds do not wander off and become lost.
|Follow the developments in the photo story in the column below.||Follow the developments in the photo story in this column lower down the page. First of all 'Lower Park Uganda'|
|*** The turkeys and chickens are happy in their new home, George's Den!||*** The orphans in front of the classroom block as it is today|
|*** Four new cows bought from the sale of offspring of the goats and pigs||*** The new wood-saving smokeless oven in the new kitchen|
|*** Hadija cooking on the open fire||*** James, the new Doctor Dolittle!|
|The Nursery children with the message bricks from Lower Park||A garden is named after Lower Park|
|They might not understand the importance of their education yet but they are happy to be here||An area of peace and beauty|
|I'm glad they have friends like those from Lower Park||Wednesdays' craft afternoons are held in 'Lower Park'|
|Class 'P7' writing their replies to Lower Park School||'Lower Park' a good place to look at books|
|Greetings to Lower Park from Deputy Head Simon and P7.....||Painting in the shade of 'Lower Park'|
|..... and from Teacher Gideon and P6||'George's Den' building site|
|Teacher Helen and P5 send their greetings too||Mr James and builders working on 'George's Den'|
|Mr James calls the whole school together to share the letters from Lower Park||Soon the brickwork will be completed and then the roof will be put on if James can find the wood|
|A big tree comes down to let more sun onto the solar panels on the Nursery roof||The wood from this tree will take several days to dry before it is used for the roof of George's Den|
|Parents' Day. Nico and jackson help put up the Lower Park message bricks and bunting on the new Nursery Classroom||This chicken decided he wanted to stay the night with Gerry Hambridge instead of George's Den!|
|So many children have benefitted by our generosity||Mr James doing his accounts. He was working out the cost of iron sheets for George's Den and the kitchen|
|Parents' Day. A tour of the school starting at the new Nursery Reception classroom||The builders have started on the roof of George's Den|
|Thank you Lower Park||The carpenter is preparing the wood for the roof supports of George's Den|
|Mr James gave thanks to all the schools and other friends helping to develop St James||Roof supports on one of the sections of George's Den|
|And everytime he mentioned Gerry Hambridge and pointed at me they cheered and wailed||Now the roof sheet. They have promised James George's Den will be finished before I leave on Tuesday|
|Asante sana Lower Park School .....||George's Den almost ready for the chickens|
|..... for helping to build the Nursery||George's Den almost ready for the chickens|
|District Inspector of Schools turned up unannounced and called St James a school with a vision which it certainly is||All these people and a lot more know about you George|
|Second visitor of the day was the Parish Chief Mudaya, he monitors developments in Nakakabal district||Three Cheers, Asante sana for George's Den|
|Learning to sing heads, shoulders, knees and toes.....||Our friends next door at the Hollies Pre-school are now also supporting St James and have had a play area named after them|
|Every dance tells a story||Friends clapped, chanted and wailed as they danced|
|The banana frond skirts looked very good|