Here at Simon Balle All-through School we are passionate about our students becoming compassionate, open-minded citizens who are aware of the world around them. Our new initiative, ‘GROUP’, aims to remind and encourage our students to demonstrate these qualities. Have a look through our photos to see what the letters stand for.

A part of our initiative to increase Global Awareness, we are very excited to announce that we have recently twinned with a school in The Gambia, named Samba Njabeh. The Gambia is the smallest country in Africa and our twin school is located in one of its poorest regions. Many of the students there do not own their own pen, pencil or exercise book.

To raise awareness we ran a 50p riddle hunt; students had  to successfully crack the code to reveal the location of the school.  Our next challenge was to raise some much-needed funds. Students and staff donated so that we were able to outline a giant-sized map of Gambia, using only 50 pence pieces. The sense of community spirit was outstanding and we are delighted to announce that we raised £169.57.

One of our Larch Centre colleagues, Miss Riddle, was able to visit The Gambia and Samba Njabeh School during the Easter break. Whilst there she was able deliver some letters that our students had written and to hand over some much needed resources.  Watch this space for further updates!