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Mr Christopher Short Weekly Update 13.05.2016

It was nice to have a full week at school again this week. The examinations continue so our Year 11, 12 and 13 students are still very busy.

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Our 12P students are still in school. They follow a programme we have written ourselves to prepare them for the rigours of the IBDP next year. This week they visited a Spanish restaurant and did some cooking as part of their Spanish unit and university preparation course.

It seems a long time since our intrepid group became the first students from the Nord Anglia schools in Vietnam to visit Tanzania but we are already planning next years visit. We were pleased to get this letter from the NAE expedition team.

Dear Teachers, Students and Parents,

Following a highly successful set of Tanzania expeditions involving 600 participants from 29 of our schools the NAE Expedition Team, Seeway TZ and all of the associates who help make the expeditions possible would like to say a huge thank you to all students, teachers and parents that took part.

Over the last year students and staff have put a great deal of effort in raising funds and awareness within their schools and the larger community which resulted in some very positive projects in the communities of Kitefu and Imbaseni. These funds have translated into a great deal of support for Kitefu Primary school and the surrounding communities, over the 10 expeditions our students have completed the following projects:

· Built one teacher accommodation building.
· Expanded and completed and unfinished teacher accommodation building.
· Built a toilet block and kitchen.
· 68 Smokeless Stoves
· 68 Solar Systems
· 68 Goat Sheds and Goats
· The continued development of the permaculture programme at Engeresero Primary School at Lake Natron by British International School of Boston.

The impact of these projects on the community is huge and has without doubt changed lives and offered more opportunities to local people young and old enabling them to grasp their own future and develop the community as a whole.

In addition to this the generosity of students, parents and schools has been overwhelming with regard to donations, this year we have received more donations than we could process within the communities that we were working within. This led to the Seeway Team looking further afield to ensure that donations had maximum impact on the recipients this is fully detailed in the supporting documentation.

Our plans for the coming year are looking good, at present we will be working with a new local primary school and a new community to ensure maximum impact on the region we are working within. 2016/17 looks like it will be bigger and better than ever.

Once again thank you,

NAE Expedition Team

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all members of the school community who contributed to our fundraising. Our community were so generous we gave much more than the target we were set.

Mr Christopher Short, Head of Secondary

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