Aims of the project
Money raised through recent fundraising projects meant Alleyn’s School were able to develop links with a school in Malawi. Through the School Chaplain, Rev Anthony Buckley, links with The Ganet Adventure School in Malawi were developed, encouraging further pupil involvement and engagement.
Teaching staff and IT staff have been involved in the project so far. Through the use of IT and a sharing of resources both schools have been able to benefit. Alleyn’s set up a Firefly page for both schools to access following Ganet School's recent receipt of an iPad. It is hoped that in the future staff will be able to go to Malawi to assist with training in the use of IT in the classroom.
Year 8 pupils at Alleyn’s actively develop the partnership between the two schools through letter writing and fundraising projects. As an ongoing project Alleyn’s pupils will have the opportunity to continue to volunteer for the charity which supports the school.
Frequency and duration
This is an ongoing partnership. In the future Alleyn’s is hoping to raise funds for solar panels. This would be a joint Science/Geography project between both schools to give Ganet's access to electricity.