The Masaba Friends School, Kenya
The Eco Reps helped to raise money through a variety of ways to help in order to build a brand new library for our partner school in Kenya, The Masaba Friends School. As a school we have raised £8,000 for this project. They started building the Library in December 2012 and Miss Sweet laid bricks on her visit in May / June 2013. The building is now complete and has been named after Mr Head, the much loved THS History Teacher who sadly passed away in 2009.
The Senior Eco Reps also put together boxes of stationary for the students at the school for theHeadteacher, Mr John Murumba, to take back to his school in Kenya in Oct 2011.
Ex Student Josh Read also raised money through his end of year college fashion show to purchase a sewing machine and iron for the school.
Mr Murumba's visits to Tanbridge House
During his visits in both October 2011 and October 2013, John Murumba visited a number of lessons to experience life at Tanbridge House. During his latest visit, Mrs Rose and Mrs Wema organised an African cooking lesson in Food Technology to teach Year 10 students some new flavours and dishes. Mr Murumba was only too happy to get stuck in and help!
THS pupils worked with students from one of our local feeder schools, Greenway, to create cultural rings. Miss Sweet then took these rings out to Kenya when she visited and ran the same project with the pupils at the Masaba Friends Secondary School and their feeder primary. Upon returning to the UK, Miss Sweet brought back some of their cultural rings which, with the help of Mrs Palmer and some Art students, were then made into world wide webs to be displayed at all four of the schools involved.
The Eco-Reps created visual diaries and then swapped these with students at the Masaba school, enabling them to compare lifestyles with their peers studying in Africa. The Eco-Repss also created a poster showing their local wildlife which again was exchanged for one created by the Masaba students showing their, slightly wilder, local animals. Students from Kenya also produced artwork and stories which were sent back over to be displayed for students at Tanbridge.
Both Tanbridge and Masaba students have also contributed work and ideas to the Horsham School's blog. Follow the link to find out more...