Since 2008 our School is very proud to have links with a partner school, The Amani Centre, in Morogoro, Tanzania, Africa. The Amani Centre is a non-profit organization empowering and educating children and youth with physical and intellectual challenges.
Students first visited our partner school in 2008 when they refurbished an old aged people’s home.
In 2010, a further 20 students presented the Amani Centre with £10k of funds raised by our School and other gifts. They also redecorated the whole of the main hall in order to improve the environment for the students at the centre. Ellie Diamond and Kirsty Wastell, then in Year 12, wrote a moving report for our Arrow Magazine 2011 of their trip and you can read about it via this link:
In 2013, during our 400th Anniversary Year, 10% of funds raised in our ‘Parable of the Talents’ initiative went directly to the Amani Centre.
In 2014, a group of 19 students from years 11 & 12 had a ‘life-changing experience’ when they spent three weeks visiting our partner school. Prior to departing they raised an amazing £11.5k to support the Centre, the schools it supports and its community.
Whilst visiting they were involved in redecorating the Centre and the school, harvesting maize and making home visits in the slum of Morogoro to disabled children and their carers. The students also enjoyed the spectacular sights of four of the ‘big 5’ in The Serengeti and some well-earned chill out time on the beaches of Zanzibar with staff, Miss Anderson and Mr Simpson.