South Africa Visit June 2017
Day by Day updates by Mr Hamill from South Africa!
We would be grateful for any spare/second-hand football shirts to take out to South Africa for the Bambisanani Partnership. The shirts would be, preferably, suitable for students of around 11 years old, smaller sizes would be donated to the local orphanages in South Africa. A collection box will be placed in the Pupil Reception area, can donations please be in by 16 June.
The second Bambisanani Quiz night at St. Mary's was again a huge success.
The Bambisanani Partnership this week appointed Andy Lockwood, Professional Development Manager at the University of Leeds, as a Trustee.
Caitlin (Year 9) is the first student to complete all the tasks required to achieve the award.
This year’s event takes place on the prestigious championship golf course at The Mere, set in 150 acres of Cheshire's finest parkland.
Link to donate to the Zulufader JustGiving Page for this project.
The Bambisanani Partnership is delighted to announce that fourteen St. Mary's Menston Year 13 students have been honoured with a Diana Award.
St. Mary's Menston pupils have written a Mission Statement for what they aim to achieve and how they will achieve it during the forthcoming visit.
Friday evening (22 April 2016) saw another great night at the annual Bambisanani music concert. There were performances from the St. Mary's & Cardinal Heenan Jazz Band, the St. Mary's Ukulele Orchestra and the Leeds Youth Jazz & Rock Orchestra.
As a result of our continued fundraising particularly the Fairtrade cake sale at the end of last term, we are still able to provide sponsorship for our South African friend, Simphiwe Ndlovu and help him achieve his ambition to qualify as a teacher.
During 2016 we are celebrating 10 years of the Bambisanani Partnership. Jack Lynn's (7 Gwyn) design was chosen.
Marienn Collins (Year 13) and Amy Collins (Year 12) have both taken on the role of fundraising seriously
St. Mary's Menston's Year 13 Presentation Evening saw the presentation of the Sponela Magwaza Outstanding Leader Award
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Christmas message from the Mnyakanya community in South Africa to the St. Mary's community
28 St. Mary's students visited the University of Leeds and cemented the partnership between the university and Bambisanani
The Bambisanani Partnership has recently provided twelve hours of training for teachers to be able to use tablets to enhance teaching and learning across the curriculum at Mnyakanya High School.
Today, David Geldart was invited to the South African High Commission in London to help establish a Sport + Education Forum linking the UK and South Africa
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Bambisanani founder David Geldart together with Rob Wadsworth and Andy Lockwood from the University of Leeds meet the South African High Commissioner to the UK, Mr Thembinkosi Obed Mlaba at a Civic Reception in Leeds.
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International Certificate of Appreciation presented to St. Mary's Menston on September 29, 2015
- 10 years of Bambisanani
- 2011 Visit to SA
- 2013 Visit to SA
- 2014 Visit to SA
- 2015 South Africa Visit
- 2015 Visit to SA
- 2016 Visit to SA
- 2017 Visit to SA
- Bambisanani Award
- Christmas Message
- Connecting Classrooms
- Diana Award
- Fair Trade
- Nelson Mandela
- Other organisations
- Rotary International
- University of Leeds