May 30, 2016
Hayward’s Primary School
Over the past six weeks, the children of Hayward's Primary School near Crediton in Devon, have been working to support Nayamba School in Zambia, which they have chosen as their link school and charity.
The children have had four assemblies, led by Mrs Dixon and Vanessa Pestridge, to help them learn about Zambia. They have learnt about the similarities and differences between their lives and those of the children at Nayamba School.
During this time, they have raised £366 through selling cakes and dressing up in wild animal outfits. The families have collected over 200 notepads - one for every child in the school - and a range of stationery.
Hayward's dedicated their ‘Hero Day’ to Nayamba School. The children wrote postcards for each child in the school, and also made badges and bookmarks for them.
Jamie Powlesland in the reception class was so struck by Nayamba school’s butterfly emblem and its meaning, that he hatched his own butterflies and released them at Hayward's on the hero day as a symbol of the links between the two schools.
Individual children raised money through selling cakes, a sponsored silence and a sponsored run around the school grounds.
The school choir, ‘Hayward's Harmonies’, have recorded songs ready to teach the children when Mrs Dixon visits Nayamba in June. Mr Bamber, the PE teacher, has filmed simple PE games, which will also be shown to the children so that they can learn to play them.
We hope that all these exciting activities and resources will help the children feel part of Hayward's Primary School and their community, even though they are many miles away.