Students

Uganda Visit: Summer 2017

Two months to go and the Uganda team are getting all the more excited!

Our project consists of 11 members of the school's Interact group travelling to Uganda to teach for two weeks at our partner school in Kisoro.

All tickets are now purchased and we can confirm that we shall be departing Gatwick on Thursday 6th July and spending a couple of days in Kigali, Rwanda, to learn a little more about the genocide and the impact upon the people of Rwanda, as well as meeting fellow Interact members from different Rotary Clubs in the area before travelling to South Western Uganda, aiming to arrive in Kisoro late on Sunday 9th July.

We will then spend two weeks at the Vision School. Our students have prepared lessons in either reading, creative writing or computing and they will be delivering these to different groups of students over the two week period. They will also become involved in the life of Kisoro, making friends, meeting people, seeing sights, and collecting water. On Saturday 15th we plan to visit Kabale to join up with a Ugandan Interact Club for the day to compare activities, views and make further friends.

On Saturday 22nd July, the group will make the journey north to the Queen Elizabeth National Park where they will spend two days on safari seeing the lions, elephants, hippos and a wealth of other wildlife to complete this trip of a lifetime.

The group are taking out many donations from the people of Cornwall to those in Uganda who do not enjoy the resources we sometimes take for granted and so if you think you might be able to help with this or donate in some way, please contact the school.

Uganda Donations

A huge thank to all of those who have supported the group financially - all of the businesses, groups, and individuals who have helped the 11 youngsters get together the £2000 that they have each needed to raise to go on this visit.

If you have any further questions about the visit and would like to know any more, then please get in touch with Assistant Head Teacher, Simeon Royle on sr@humphry-davy.cornwall.sch.uk


In one of the most ambitious projects in the school’s history, it is proposed to take 11 members of the Interact Club and four members of staff to teach at the Vision School in Kisoro, Uganda for two and a half weeks in July 2017.

This project has been in the planning for some time and is a result of two factors:

1)   The track record of the Interact Club in terms of giving back to the local and international community. This has been measured through the number and quality of the events that they have organised and presented over the past two years as well as their ability to raise over £4000 for their chosen causes.

2)   An opportunity to develop further the partnership between the Vision School in Kisoro and Humphry Davy School in Penzance. Already Humphry Davy Students have provided funding for two science labs to be built and equipped at the Vision School, but this is very much more a two-way partnership project which will broaden the cultural horizons of students and staff at both schools.

A video of the students who are going to Uganda can be seen here.

Whilst in Uganda the students will be teaching English to the Ugandan students and delivering some ICT training to staff at the Vision School. They will also be receiving lessons in African culture such as sport, drumming, dancing, as well as participating in community-based projects such as tree planting, building and painting. 

 

 

View Images