David Thorpe has recently joined the Bambisanani Partnership charity Board of Trustees. A former St. Mary’s Menston student, David attended the London School of Economics before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant.
Friday night was another successful Bambisanani Quiz Night. It was a change of venue this year but just as much fun was had.
Primary schools in our Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust are going to raise money for a sock appeal.
David Geldart, the founder and Chairman of the multi-award winning Bambisanani Partnership, was recently invited to speak at the Australian Council for Health and Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) International Conference at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, Australia
Lucy Hings and Lily Humphreys (Year 13) gave an informative talk to the members of The Rotary Club of Aireborough on 27 November 2018 at Horsforth Golf Club.
The report has been published today
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I remember the weeks of June 2018. It was a most joyful week of my life when we were visited by students from the UK. They taught us different sports. I loved playing netball, hockey, rounders and riding a bike. They became our friends. They were all very friendly. They brought gifts for us. I was given some stationary and a leaders t-shirt. I was very sad when they were leaving. They gave us awards. I miss those days , I wish I could bring them back. Makhoba Nqobile
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Maeve Hendron: "I loved everything about the visit, but if I had to choose a favourite day it would be the last day at Mnyakanya: the sports and reading festival. Watching the Bambisanani leaders use the skills we had taught them over the past number of days evoked a true sense of pride. Regardless of the pouring rain everyone who took part enjoyed themselves and came away from the festivals feeling as if they had achieved something, whether that was learning a new sport or knowing that you have helped someone succeed in something new. The experience of Bambisanani was truly unique and has helped me to appreciate the opportunities that I have and how I can use my own talents to help others."
“Volunteering Work in South Africa reaches new heights”
St. Mary’s Sixth Form student and Bambisanani Partnership volunteer, Sylvia Cullen, was elected to the UK Youth Parliament this year.
Last week she was chosen to give evidence to the Government’s Digital, Media, Sport and Culture Select Committee in the House of Commons about two projects in her local area. Alongside a choir school project, Sylvia gave a presentation about the Bambisanani Partnership, detailing the work and impact of its programmes, both in the UK and South Africa, before presenting the chair, Damian Collins MP, with the latest Bambisanani book. The meeting was part of an inquiry undertaken by the committee looking into the effects of sport and culture on local communities and education; the report will be published in January.
Sylvia taking part in the June 2018 St. Mary’s visit to South Africa
This year the Bambisanani Partnership became involved in the British Council and Premier League Premier Skills initiative.
We're so proud of our 2017 South Africa Visit St. Mary's students who were honoured at today's #DianaAwardNorth event