Hambledon Welcomes Madam Shakila

The day that the children of Hambledon Primary School have been excited about for many months has finally arrived. They gave a very warm welcome to Madam Shakila, Headtaecher visiting from Rihamu Junior School, Uganda.

Children from Year 6 (Ospreys Class) welcomed Shakila with a special assembly, which they wrote themselves. The children delivered a specially choreographed dance, sang songs and presented information on the school, the village and the united kingdom. The staff were really grateful for the gifts that Shakila brought and Mr Davies loved his special T-Shirt. The exchange of gifts was completed when Hambledon presented Madam Shakila with a bunch of flowers to brighten her room during her stay and some British sweets to take home.

Madam Shakila worked hard throughout the day visiting each of the classrooms and answering questions about Uganda, Kasese and Rihamu that has been specially prepared by the children. She also brought with her pen-pal letters from our cherished friends in Uganda. We are looking forward to writing back.

This wonderful opportunity is made possible by the British Council Connecting Classrooms Project and facilitated by the QE parks Project. Hambledon is very grateful to these organisations for bringing the schools together.

Madam Shakila will be teaching at Hambledon for the rest of the week, completing the children’s learning on ‘Wants & needs’, ‘Sanitation’ and ‘Community Change’. We can’t wait.

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