Ferryden Primary School has had a link with Malawi, through Inchbrayock Church, for a number of years.
Last term, as part of their Commonwealth Games and Technology topics, P5/6 focussed their learning on Malawi and decided to create soft toys for theAfrican children.
Mrs Watson, class teacher, had many helping hands, from the school’s PSA, a parent and members of Inchbrayock Church. The children and helpers demonstrated great patience working through this project. There was always a buzz coming from the classroom with everybody working and concentrating hard.
Just before the summer holidays, when the toys were completed, they were uplifted along with reading and writing materials to be sent to Luhomero, in Malawi.
Pupils at Ferryden are sure the teachers will make good use of these essential resources and the children will enjoy playing and cuddling the soft toys.
In August, two weeks into the new term, Ferryden had a visit from Khumbo Banda. Khumbo lives in a community near Luhomero, Malawi and is a geography teacher. He spoke to the upper stage children about where he lives, his family and life in Malawi. After Khumbo’s presentation to the children they responded with a variety of questions. The children presented Khumbo with a ‘Star of the Week’ certificate.