Throughout the 10 years of our partnership, we’ve gained some of our greatest experiences through our visits to and from Knutsford & Kenya. Both Headteachers have visited their sister schools, along with many teachers and over the past few years many of our corporate partner’s & many parents too have also been able to join us.
Our next trip in February 2016 will see teachers, parents & staff from Egerton Primary School in Knutsford travel to Njoro. In 2015 the foundation were successful in securing a £6,300 grant from the British Foreign Schools Society to help fund a new library at the school and employ a librarian for a year. To boost the new library, the team visiting this year will also take out a selection of books, which have been donated by pupils of Egerton Primary School, Knutsford.
As well as visiting the new library, the team this year will also be helping with some painting & renovation work and are also hoping to set up an internet connection at the school which can be used to further link the two schools & their curriculums.
As well as teachers and a parent from Egerton Knutsford, this year’s party, leaving in Feb half-term also includes teachers from Little Bollington Primary School and St Mary’s Primary School in Middlewich who will be visiting their respective partner schools to develop their shared approach to global learning. In addition, Tatton Estates Farm Manager who also be there and representatives from Roberts Bakery & Manchester Metropolitan University.
Interested in learning more about why these people are volunteering their time for the foundation? Read the visitor quotes.
Prior to the launch of the Foundation in 2013 all visits were funded by DFID and the British Council via grants awarded to the schools for excellence in their curriculum development work. Since then the visit for teachers in 2014 and in 2016 have been part funded by the Foundation and the Tatton Charitable Trust. All other people joining the visits funded themselves personally.
Any donations would be gratefully received to not only continue the visits of teachers to enrich teaching and the curriculum but also to sustain our work regarding curriculum resources, communication, special project work, community involvement etc.