Northleigh has enjoyed 12 years of an educational relationship between with Darajani Primary School, Tanga, Tanzania, Africa. The relationship developed into a secure and close one with major educational benefits. In previous years, there have been annual staff exchange visits between both schools.
Pupils have written to each other often, and e-mails and art work have been exchanged. Cuddly animal diaries have also been exchanged between schools together with locality photographs. Artefacts reflecting aspects of each community have been sent to each other.
Northleigh has supported the refurbishment of classrooms, introduction of electricity and re-roofing of the school.
Both schools have previously run a environment project that focused on water, gardening and cooking. All work produced was exchanged between the schools. Pupils at all schools grow vegetables they go on to cook. Schools also study Fairtrade and The Equal Rights of the Child.
This year (2020 to 2021) we have successfully gained a grant to support the development of our link with Darajani School, we are looking forward to increased contact with the school and shared activities. We are especially excited about the joint artwork project we are going to be completing.