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Minutes of ordinary meeting of 25th January 2017

29 January 2017

Present: Roger Mitchell, Paul Cabban, Lynn White, Janet Jarvis, Liz MacKay, Nola McSweeney, Richard Lane, Christine Boulton-Lane, Edwin Rew, Derek Tomblin, Martin Copland, Richard Homewood (chair), Bill & Eileen Evans, […]

Orange Quiz Sheet: The Answers!

21 January 2017

Here are the answers to this year’s quiz, with explanations. We had perfect answers from the following –  in the order they came out of the quizmaster’s woolly hat: William […]

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LINK TEAM HEAD OFF TO SIERRA LEONE
A team of 13 Link members and teachers head off to Hastings Sierra Leone on Friday to continue the Teacher Exchange Programme and our work with the Health Centre. The visit coincides with the tenth anniversary of the official twinning between Hastings Sierra Leone and Hastings UK and a programme of celebrations has been arranged during the visit.
Roger Mitchell and Isabel Hodger will be coordinating the activities of 8 teachers from Dudley Infant Academy and All Saints CE Junior Academy, St Mary Star of the Sea RC Primary School, St Leonards CE Primary Academy and West St Leonards Primary Academy.
These have been awarded travel grants from the British Council for 2017 to work with their partner schools in SL on curriculum initiatives that will benefit all the children involved both here in the UK and in SL.
As well as teaching in their partner schools they will be visiting the British Council in the capital Freetown for a day’s workshop with their partners. A meeting with the Mayor of Freetown is planned as well as visits to places of interest in and around Freetown.
Isabel and Roger will be visiting all the other 10 schools in partnership with schools here in Hastings and St Leonards to exchange greetings and encourage them in their partnership work.. For these schools we will be working towards obtaining grants for travel in 2018 and 19.
Isabel will also be providing a workshop on the teaching of mathematics for teachers in our partner schools.
Christine Boulton -Lane and Richard Lane will be continuing the work with the Health Centre, organising the completion of the laboratory facility and other improvements to the wards and facilities for patients. Richard will also be introducing more traditional English sports and games to the children.
The Deputy Mayor of Hastings UK will be with them representing the Borough Council during the formal twinning celebrations and meeting with The Chairman of the Council, the local Hastings Development Committee and other official representatives.
An extensive programme of celebrations has been organised included a Thanksgiving Service, Candlelight procession, Carnival and a Football match. This programme on top of the work they have to do will certainly keep them all busy during their week long visit. We wish them all a safe journey and every success with their work. A full report and photos of the trip will be issued on their return.
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ANNUAL QUIZ NIGHT - 3rd MARCH 2017 - RAFFLE PRIZES WANTED!
Unwanted Christmas presents? Why not donate them for the Quiz Night Raffle and help raise money for our projects in Hastings Sierra Leone? We are looking for raffle prizes for the Link's Annual Quiz Night so if you have any unwanted Xmas gifts or other unused items that would make good raffle prizes please let us know. You can contact Robin on the number on the poster, email Lynn at lynnwhi@live.co.uk or me at richardhomewood@sky.com
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ANNUAL QUIZ NIGHT - 3 MARCH 2017
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