Nyakatukura Memorial Primary School
Thanks to our friend Mr Burton we are building links with Nyakatukura Memorial Primary School. It is such an exciting opportunity to learn about children in other countries.
Miss Wilkinson and Mrs Friend, along with people from their churches, went out to visit our friends in June 2019. The school is in the region of Ibanda - it was a long journey in very rough roads! The video below is a taste of what they experienced.
There is just less than 5,000 Ugandan Shillings to the pound making 1 million shillings equal to a little more than 200 pounds. Children have to pay to go to school in Uganda and this can make it very hard for some to get an education. Some children have to earn money for 1 school term at a time, so it can take them a long time to get through primary school. Children walk long distances to get to school, some have to sleep at school as it is too far for them to walk.
The children love school and do lots of learning through songs and chanting after their teacher. Lots of the children wrote messages for our children at Christ Church - they are kept in the entrance area for us to read. Mrs Friend took a memory book all about our school, Ellesmere Port and the UK for our new friends - they loved it!