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The Summer term Curriculum Week this year at Haddenham Community Infant School was "Tanzania Week". The children learned all about the customs, dress, foods as well as our link school in Tanzania, The Kibaoni School. The children learned all about schooling in Africa and that some of the children who attend the Kibaoni School wear some of our uniform that we have donated over the years.

Dr Sarah Fraser, one of HCIS School Governors, grew up in Africa and asked if she could visit the children to hold an African Market and to show them traditional dress.
The children also had a taste of African food with traditional yam balls, a tasty traditional African soup accompanied by some home-cooked flat bread, which went down a treat with most who had the palate for food with a little spice.

Herta Walser from "The Tanzania Charity", a charity we support as a school, spoke to the children on Friday morning about what the school is in desperate need of at the moment. She shared that in some classes there are as many as sixty children and some do not have seats to sit on which makes learning much more difficult.

The children also learned that we had raised funds in the past few years to provide a water pump at the school so that the children could have fresh running water from a tap.

The children in Year Two have come up with many fund raising ideas; from a sponsored fun run to charity buckets at our school functions until the end of term. If you would like to find out more please visit the website to find out some more information or contact the school if you wish to make a donation.

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