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Hastings teachers linking with Hastings Sierra Leone teachers

Humbling experience for Hastings teachers

A group of 14 teachers have just spent 10 days in our Twin Town in Sierra Leone, building on longstanding friendships with teaching colleagues in their link schools. 

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Hastings welcomes teachers from Twin Town

Seven teachers from Hastings Sierra Leone, who arrived in the town on Hastings Day (14 October), will be spending a week working alongside teachers from The Baird Primary Academy, Guestling Bradshaw CE Primary, St Leonards CE Academy, St Mary Star of the Sea RC Primary and West St Leonards Academy.

Disaster relief in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone mudslide disaster update

Newspaper readers have responded generously to the Hastings Sierra Leone Friendship Link’s appeal for funds to help victims of the devastating mudslip in Freetown. Like all the communities in the immediate vicinity of the disaster area, our twin town is doing what it can to help the displaced survivors. Honorary Secretary of the Hastings Sierra Leone Friendship Link, Robin Gray sends us the latest news.

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Link Launches disaster appeal

The Hastings Sierra Leone Friendship Link has launched a disaster recovery appeal after the tragic events have seen hundreds of people die and hundreds more missing after flash floods and landslips hit areas of Freetown and surrounding neighbourhoods in the peninsular area of Sierra Leone. Thousands made homeless as torrents of rain and mud raged through Regent and other settlements close to Freetown in Sierra Leone on Monday night. Entire families and houses were swept away. Survivors were trapped in the mud, amongst the wreckage and in the flood waters whilst the rain continued to pour down. 

Roger Mitchell and Isabel Hodger with course members.

Friendship links Hastings Sierra Leone teachers

Friendship Link Teachers prepare for 10th Anniversary of Town Twinning by asking some big questions about education. Roger Mitchell, the Hastings Sierra Leone Friendship Link’s Education Liaison Officer writes.

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Sierra Leone teacher exchange now Ebola beaten

Last week saw the much anticipated resumption of teacher exchange visits between Hastings, UK and Hastings, Sierra Leone, when two teachers flew in from Sierra Leone as guests of their twinned schools here in Hastings UK.

Quiz Night 2016

£2,400 raised for twin town in Sierra Leone

The Hastings Sierra Leone Friendship Link’s annual quiz night was a roaring success, raising just over £2,400 to help fund projects in its twin town of Hastings in Sierra Leone. A record number of teams took part in the quiz at the Ark William Parker Academy and last year’s winners, The Blackbirds, were pipped at the post by newcomers The Twinners. The wooden spoon was carried off without a blush by Never Been Quizzed. The Friendship Link reports.

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Twin town recovery mission

A forty-foot container crammed with equipment and materials for schools, the health centre and the local community will soon be on its way to Hastings’ twin town, Hastings, Sierra Leone. The news comes from Hastings Sierra Leone Friendship Link.

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