Our Connecting Classrooms International Exchange for 2015 has begun. Students and staff from Lotsane Senior Secondary School in Palapye, Botswana arrived in Scotland on Saturday 21 March. They will be welcomed in school at a special S3 & S4 assembly on Monday. During their fortnight stay there is a lot planned including a Civic Reception […]
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Staff and pupils spent much of Saturday working hard in Marks and Spencer Inverness. The team worked from 10am through to 4pm packing customer bags to raise funds for our Global Exchange partners in Botswana. Nearly £900 was raised during the afternoon. The money will be used to assist staff and pupils from our partner […]
The Botswana 2014 group are having a wonderful time. We’ve left Lotsane Senior Secondary School and have made the long drive north to Nata Lodge. After a refreshing swim this afternoon, we’ve been on an evening safari and visited the extensive salt pans to admire the sunset. Tomorrow we head further north to Kasane and […]
Botswana 2014 have all arrived safely in Johannesburg. Waiting at passport control then to our safari trucks for the 10 hour drive to Palapye.
At lunchtime today, staff and pupils who are heading to Botswana for our Global Exchange visit assembled in the Hall to receive their extra luggage for our flight to Johannesburg. A huge collection of blankets and baby knitwear will be donated to the Maternity Hospital in Botswana, and a vast range of other donations will […]
2M5 Maths class were interested in helping raise money for our partner school in Botswana, so we organised a ‘Copper Collection’. The class planned the collection by asking for permission and advertising with posters and in the daily notices. On the actual collection days, we worked very well as a team, and we had fun […]
Well done everyone. Our “Into the Wild” Fashion show and “Dress to Impress” theme day raised a huge £1800 for Botswana Global Exchange Programme. Read more about our Botswana International Exchange HERE.
Although it’s the October Holidays for most of the school, two Charleston Academy teachers have extended their teaching term this week. They are at our Connecting Classrooms partner school in Botswana. Ms Sutherland (Principal Teacher of Chemistry) and Mrs Sutherland (Art Teacher) are spending ten days working at our partner school, Lotsane Senior Secondary School […]
Last year the Botswana 2012 Team delivered handmade knitted Baby Outfits to the Maternity Hospital in Palapye. Pictured here are Mr Seloke (Art) and Ms Didimalang (Biology) with a selection of the knitted outfits. These will be taken to Palapye on their return journey with Miss Sutherland and Ms Sutherland. A special thank you to […]
Back in April when our friends from Lotsane Senior Secondary School in Palapye, Botswana visited us, they received new-born baby wear knitted by staff, pupils, parents, grandmothers and other members of the Charleston Academy community. Recently that knitwear was distributed to the Maternity Hospital in Palapye to the delight of expectant or new mothers. Thanks […]