African Adventure For Highfield Prep School
Pupils, parents and staff from Highfield Prep School have returned from the trip of a lifetime to Uganda.
The trip was the fourth to be undertaken by Highfield to visit its link school in the village of Bombo, for which they helped raised funds to build and continue to support.
The two-week trip began with a guided tour of the bustling capital, Kampala before travelling to Bombo where pupils visited the children they sponsor in their homes and spent time with their families. Highfield teachers taught lessons in classrooms which their Ugandan counterparts observed, provided teacher training and also coached netball whilst Year 6 girls led a ballet class.
The trip was rounded off with a safari at Murchison Falls on the River Nile where the children observed wildlife and learnt about the geography and history of the region.
Since Highfield’s first visit in 2016 the difference in the school is huge in terms of the teaching and curriculum as well as its size. Vital sponsorship of the children enables them to receive education, food and healthcare at the school.
James Savile, Head of Highfield Prep School said,
“Highfield’s partnership with the school in Bombo helps the local community and our involvement is very rewarding. It also develops our children’s understanding of the wider world in which they live.
“Sometimes the lessons learnt outside of the school are the most powerful. Uganda is a challenging environment and the children have seen a completely different side of life. This experience will stay with them forever and shape their futures.
“Plans are already underway for next year’s trip and we are supporting plans to expand the school in Uganda which will make a difference to even more children’s lives.”