African Link Schools
Our Links in Africa
Through the AfriTwin organisation and our UK partner Congleton High, we have been working with three schools in South Africa since 2006 when we established ePenPals. Our first visit was in February 2008 to Muizenberg Junior and Muizenberg High Schools. The schools are situated in Muizenberg at the top of False Bay. We have received funding toward our travel through bids made to the British Council.
We have also made links, via Muizenberg schools, with Robben Island School and Ukhanyo Township Primary School Masiphumelele. In 2011 Black Firs Staff visited Masiphumelele Township near Fish Hoek, Western Cape. They also visited Hokisa Home orphanage.
Black Firs have supported their work through our Harvest Celebrations back in the UK.
In 2014, we broadened our links to include Rocky Crest Primary School in Namibia and our partnership continues with Congleton High School. The Namibians visited the UK in both 2014 & 2015 and reciprocal visits from members of staff followed.
Our theme for our next visit is 'respect' The students from the six schools have been asked to design a logo/ image to represent 'respect'. The wining logo will then be turned into badges/ flags/ banners/ ceramics/ beading etc. Logo must be easy to re-create in colour or monochrome. Each school will choose their best two designs which will be uploaded to this page so that everyone can view the final twelve designs. All entries will be uploaded without names, so all logos are anonymous and will be judged on merit! The winner will be selected by the students voting via Survey Monkey. On voting day every child in each school will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite logo. The student who designed the winning logo will win £25 or R450. This logo will then be used in all of the link schools as the link logo for RESPECT.