The continuing partnership with Benito Menni School, Ghana
Joanne Sweeney, Head of School, Whitefield Schools and Centre, Waltham Forest
2013 was an exciting year for the partnership. Sister Odile Edoh visited Whitefield. She worked with staff to learn how to improve access to learning for her pupils, and took a great many ideas back to Ghana with her.
In October 2013, Nicole Whitelaw and Joanne Sweeney visited Ghana to continue the project work, and saw those ideas in action. They also worked with staff at Benito Menni to learn more about enterprise, an area in which their pupils excel. A pen friend scheme has been established, with pupils from both schools exchanging photos, art work and cards. The parent groups from both schools have also established a link, sharing recipes, ideas and photographs.
Tea for Ghana
One project which involved the parents in both schools was theme around food. The parents in Ghana sent us pictures and a recipe book about Ghana's celebration foods. In response 17 parents and children made a traditional English Tea including Victoria Sponge, scones and of course curcumber sandwiches. As you can see a great time was had by all.
Some photos from our 2013 trip
Agriculture Area Parents, pupils and staff
Enterprise - broom making and sewing.