In August 2017 Mrs Jeffries and her family went to Uganda in Africa to work, with 4 other families, on different projects to support the local people. They built a new classroom at Kumi Bazaar Primary school, helped in a deaf school with sports and crafts, ran a Saturday club for some of the poorest children locally and built a new house, for John and his family of seven, out of mud! It was a life changing experience.
Burton Primary School are forming a friendship with Kumi Bazaar Primary School. We are going to write and then email letters to them throughout the year, telling them about all the exciting learning that is taking place here and we hope that they will be able to write back to us. We are also going to raise money to buy new school bags for the children at Kumi Bazaar School as we don't think it's fair that the children should have to but precious things like school books and pencils in plastic rubbish bags, that often break open, as that is all they can afford.