Tudor Hall School UK, spend October holidays volunteering at Sparrow

The children at Sparrow Foundation School enjoyed a week long visit from 8 students and 2 teachers from the UK during the last week of October. The volunteers who spent a week helping children with their numeracy and literacy during class were from Tudor Hall High School, the oldest boarding school for girls, located in England, UK.

The Tudor Hall girls who spent their October holiday break volunteering at Sparrow, are part of a longer term project, as the school has been supporting and fundraising for Sparrow for the last seven years. Over the years the volunteers from Tudor Hall have contributed to many projects at Sparrow to help improve facilities for the children. Previous projects included a Music project whereby Tudor Hall donated musical instruments, an English project where readers were donated and this year the girls have been fundraising for Sparrow’s new Science classroom, which requires equipment and learning resources for the children’s education.

After a busy day spent helping out in the classrooms and supporting children who required extra 1-2-1 attention, the volunteers spent the afternoons creating reading corners and painting murals from classical stories in three of the early years classrooms. The beautifully painted murals included the Lion King, Jungle Book and Bambi. The children could not wait to see the end results, as the paintings developed in their classroom throughout the week.

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Thank you once again for all the volunteers, staff and long term supporters from Tudor Hall who have dedicated their time and energy towards helping Sparrow Schools.

If your school would like to give back to the community and support a worthwhile project, then please get in touch! Sparrow Schools is changing the lives of children with learning difficulties who come from deprived backgrounds and need additional support. Please email lizzie@sparrowschools.co.za for further information.

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