Shukumani Primary School
Debra and Julia, our visitors from South Africa, dancing and singing with our year 6 children.
On the 5th of April, Miss Smith and Mrs Antrobus travelled all the way to South Africa to visit our partner school Shukumani, which is located in Tembisa in Johannesburg. During their time visiting our partner school, they delved into a sustainable development project linked with recycling. The purpose of the project, which will continue on, is to educate the children and communities of South Africa with the skills and knowledge of how to recycle effectively, and how to make use of goods that we would usually throw away. After much collaboration, Miss Smith and Mrs Antrobus have decided to move forward with a sustainable development project using eco bricks, a project which we will further support our school and Shukumani School. During their visit, they also had the opportunity to share best practice with the teachers from Shukumani School, Miss Smith shared Maths and Literacy strategies with Grade 5 and 6 and Mrs Antrobus shared her knowledge and understanding of the Early Years with Grace R.
Having originally established links with Shukumani Primary School back in 2014, Mrs Blundell and Miss Welsh paid the first visit to South Africa, visiting the school, its pupils, teachers and parents. Mutual understanding was established and common agreement to support each others’ development followed.
When Mr Lynch was selected for the touring Great Britain Amateur Rugby League team, he took the whole team on a day visit to Shukumani where the children enjoyed a coaching clinic given by the players.
In June 2015 Mr Sangweni (Principal of Shukumani) brought his friendship to Moorfield Primary School where he spent five days generously sharing his wisdom with staff and pupils.
The grand opening of the Shukumani Feedom Garden.
Having originally established links with Shukumani Primary School back in 2014, in March 2015 Mr Williams and Miss Heyes paid the first visit to South Africa, visiting the school, its pupils, teachers and parents. Mutual understanding was established and common agreement to support each others’ development followed.
Standing in the house of former President, Nelson Mandela (Valikazi Street).
Freedom Park, Johannesburg