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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. 

Posted 09:01 Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 In: HOT Skool Reportz Tags: Aaron Kamara Alice Hillen Chantry Primary School Chloe Hinxman Church of the Good Shepherd Faith Rew Hastings Sierra Leone Friendship Link Isabel Hodger Laura Renesto Mandy Hinxman Richard Lane Sanitation Super Heroes Schools Sanitation Project Sierra Leone St Leonards Academy Wendy Parker Yvonne Johnson

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.

Posted 15:17 Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 In: HOT Skool Reportz Tags: British Council Francis Mason Hastings Sierra Leone Friendship Link Isable Hodger Jui Lower Roger Mitchell Sierra Leone Sierra Leone Schools St Leonards CE Academy St Mary Star of the Sea RC Primary The Baird Primary Academy West St Leonards Academy

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.

Posted 12:32 Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017 In: The HOT Planet Tags: Build On Books Freetown Lori Spragg Robin Gray Sierra Leone St Pauls School The Hastings Sierra Leone Friendship Link

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. 

Posted 17:23 Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 In: Campaigns Tags: Flood Disaster Appeal Hastings Association Sierra Leone Hastings Association UK Richard Homewood Sierra Leone The Hastings Sierra Leone Friendship Link

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.

Posted 09:06 Monday, Nov 28, 2016 In: HOT Skool Reportz Tags: Creative Education Partnership Hastings Sierra Leone Friendship Link Roger Mitchell Sierra Leone The British Council Tim Guildford

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.

Posted 08:44 Friday, Jun 10, 2016 In: The HOT Planet Tags: Esther Tommy Hastings Sierra Leone Friendship Link Roger Mitchell Sierra Leone

£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.

Photo Hastings Sierra Leone Friendship Link

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.

Posted 15:36 Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 In: Campaigns Tags: ABC Transport Freetown Sierra Leone Hastings Self Storage Hastings Sierra Leone Friendship Link Hastings Twin Town Lianne Carroll Richard Homewood Sierra Leone
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