Clanfield Junior School
- twinned with -
Bukorwe Primary School, Uganda
Bukorwe pupils playing with a resource provided by this school
We are 'twinned' with a school in Bukorwe, Uganda, which is very close to the Queen Elizabeth National Park there. For several years, our schools have communicated and shared learning experiences. In July 2021, two of our teachers were due to take part in a reciprocal visit to Uganda to share global learning ideas. Unfortunately, this trip had to be postponed, however, in the meantime we have been busy finding other ways to connect!
The very first teacher exchange visit, funded by the British Council, took place in August 2012.
This visit successfully established a working relationship with our twinned school at Bukorwe with the provision of a laptop, donated by Southern Electric, for the staff at Bukorwe Primary School, and a number of solar charging devices, purchased with monies raised by the children at CJS. Later that year the deputy headteacher from Bukorwe, Mr Vicent Ndajigimaana, came to Clanfield for the reciprocal visit.
Although communication between the UK and rural Uganda is sometimes difficult, with these devices we have been able to maintain the relationship between our two schools.