African Adventure

Mrs Garrett returned from her British Council-funded Connecting Classrooms trip to Bo, Sierra Leone with some wonderful experiences to share with everyone.

The banner that All Saints' children had created to be presented to their link school was greatly appreciated, and a year 6 boy gave a speech of thanks.
Mrs Garrett presented our link school with a bag of football kit and other teaching resources.

The children in classes 5 and 6 at BDEC Upper School loved their new football kit.

Emscote Infant School's link school BDEC Lower played a match against BDEC Upper; the final score was 2:0 to Upper School!

The children were able to use the new thermometers donated by All Saints' to measure the midday temperature; it was 38 degrees centigrade in the sun and 31 degrees in the shade of the classroom.

Having seen a non-uniform day at All Saints' on her visit to this country in 2012, headteacher Hannah Massalley was inspired to introduce a similar initiative at her school where children could wear "cultural clothes".

Chair of the school management committee (left) with Abdul George (deputy headteacher) and Hannah Massalley.

On Fridays the children say their prayers in Arabic.


There were many fascinating sights to be seen; this man was carrying 10 double mattresses on his head.

Since 2013 the centre of Bo has been lit at night by solar street lights. This is one of many new developments seen in the town in recent years, including roads being tarmaced and refuse being collected.

The four teachers from Leamington and Warwick who travelled to Bo were presented with some traditional clothes as farewell gifts.