Katiyo Primary School
At Parklands Primary School we understand the importance of giving our children a global view of the world and of widening their horizons as much as we can. As part of this we are working on building links with Katiyo Primary School in rural Zimbabwe. The children in every class from Year 2 upwards write pen pal letters to the children at Katiyo and we are eagerly awaiting their latest replies. Miss Hattersley and her brownies have been supporting Katiyo Primary since 2002 and in 2015 she visited the school to meet the staff and children and to build greater links between Katiyo, Parklands and the Brownies. She took out with her letters from the children at Parklands as well as art work and non fiction books written by the children in year 5. This year we have exchanged pen pal letters and worked on non-fiction descriptions of buildings in our local area.
Miss Hattersley is returning to Katiyo in July and is taking work from all the children about British Wildlife and the children at Katiyo are working on sketches and descriptions of the wildlife in Zimbabwe for Miss Hattersley to bring back with her.
We continue to fundraise for the children in Zimbabwe, in 2015 we raised over £400 to help build a school for children with disabilities in Monde near Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and this year we have raised over £300 by buying raffle tickets, a non-uniform day and the Great Parkland Bake Off all of which will go to Katiyo Primary School in Zimbabwe to help build a classroom for the nursery and reception aged children who currently have their lessons in the local church.