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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Tanzania Talk!

Well here I am 6 hours at Doha airport and the first opportunity to write anything! We have had intermittent electricity and no Internet access until today. What an incredible experience it has been. Manyire School is a truly happy school. There were so many eager faces there to greet me. I was  able to hand over the letters our children had written and it was such a pleasure to see how excited they were to receive them. A brand new football and netball  caused a huge cheer  from everyone. I bought 50 trees for the children to plant on the school farm – a mixture of fruit trees; mango, avocado, lemon, orange, meringa and gravillia. Our school have certainly got a productive garden and were really pleased to receive more trees. As about eight of the teachers live in school houses they were able to ensure they will not get stolen. Some of the families close by are so poor that they are desperate for anything. I have so much more to tell but we are about to board the plane for the final leg of our  very long journey!

Tanza Talk 3

areoplaneWell 2 sleeps to go and what a busy two days we have had! Ofsted have been and gone and everyone has done us proud! As I knew they would. So back to the packing … well not a lot has happened!  What a successful  mufti day we had today with lots of children dressed in the Tanzanian colours!

Mrs Hancock


Tanza Talk 2

zebraWell only 4 sleeps left and a last minute panic about having everything in place. The children are  as excited as I am! We have nearly completed a wonderful scrapbook for Manyire School showing life at Shobdon.

Mrs Hancock

Meeting HRH Prince Charles

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Well it was a wet and windy day but that certainly didn’t dampen the children’s excitement about seeing Prince Charles as he left Shobdon Church. Beneath the protection of many an umbrella we made our way up the lane to the church. A sea of colourful brollies!

After a short wait under cover, we then lined the path to await Prince Charles’ exit from the church. What a wonderful reception he had from our children as they beamed and chatted animatedly to him about our intrepid journey to the church and our fabulous school!     IMG_4608