THERE was a buzz of extra energy and excitement going around Hope Secondary and Chipwepwete Primary schools in July as everyone looked forward to welcoming 32 students and five teachers from Trinity School in Croydon.
The visiting Trinity School students had just completed their ‘A’ levels and were ready for a new adventure – and rural Malawi did not disappoint. The team spent two weeks with the Hope4Malawi team, providing valuable help and learning support, for Year 1 through to Year 11.
Imaginations soon ran riot as Malawi students were introduced to some new ways of learning. These included making buildings out of straws, painting and mixing colours, dissecting a chicken in the science lab, and making a balloon-powered vehicle.
With so many helping hands, computer lessons for the Hope students took on a new intensity. There were also reading assessments for learners at both schools, which made a difference. The younger school children also loved learning phonics and joined in games and activities devised by the Trinity team.
Up early for breakfast at Chipwepwete School
Trinity School has a strong bond with Hope4Malawi and supports the charity’s feeding programme at Chipwepwete School, providing 650 mugs of hot porridge for the children to start each school day. The nutritious porridge provides them with essential vitamins, so children thrive at learning and keep attending school.
The Trinity team saw the success of the feeding programme at Chipwepwete School when they visited early one morning to help serve breakfast.
As the trip drew to a close, the visitors and students played games and were able to reflect on a highly successful and rewarding two weeks. From feedback, everyone involved felt the visit had been “eye-opening”, “encouraging”, “motivating” and “extremely valuable”.
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