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Uganda – The International Inspiration project

uganda south axholme visit 1South Axholme Academy (Epworth) has embarked on a global partnership with a school in Uganda, East Africa. South Axholme in conjunction with the Youth Sport Trust Organisation, the British Council and UNICEF are taking part in the International Inspiration Olympic Legacy Partnership. The project is part of the London 2012 Olympic pledge to have a lasting impact on 20 million people in 12 countries.

uganda south axholme visit 3South Axholme is now partnered with the Rushanje Girls School near Mbarara in southern Uganda for the next three years. Last Year two members of staff, Mr Barlow and Miss Maddy visited Uganda for five days in which they worked with the staff from the Rushanje School to start a partnership plan for both schools to develop its Physical Education and Sport. During the visit Mr Barlow and Miss Maddy had the opportunity to meet the staff and students, visit a local primary school, observe lessons including Physical Education lessons and to lead after school practices. The staff from South Axholme presented the school with sports equipment, lesson resources and kit to help kick start the partnership. The Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher form Rushanje School visited South Axholme Academy during March 2012 to finalise their three year development plan

This June we are taking 11 students to Uganda and we are looking for sponsors to help fund this invaluable and rewarding trip.

Caitlin Roberts, South Axholme Uganda ProjectCaitlin Roberts, Deputy Head Girl says, “I’m so excited to go to Uganda and work with the schools over there, its going to be an amazing experience! I can’t wait to see what Africa is like and to meet the girls at the school!”

We will be camping in the school grounds using South Axholme Academy tents to keep costs to a minimum.

South Axholme students will work with the students of Rushanje and neighbouring Primary Schools, where they will take part in lessons and lead lessons.

International Inspiration Partnership

uganda south axholme visit 2Vision
To transform the lives of millions of children in schools and communities across the world, particularly in developing countries, through the power of sport.

  1. To create strong, sustainable and supportive systems within which children of all abilities, some from the most disadvantaged communities in the world can enrich their lives by playing and excelling in sport.
  2. International school partnerships are at the heart of International Inspiration and the legacy of 2012.
  3. Twenty countries, 12 million people, 600 schools.

Aims

  1. Share good practice and take an innovative approach in the use of Physical Education, Sport and Play.
  2. Benefit children, young people and the wider community.
  3. Work together to enhance the educational experience of young people using sport as the vehicle

It’s About Young People

  1. Making a difference for young people – fun and enjoyment.
  2. Effective partnership – key people at all levels.
  3. Country specific development – making the most of limited resources.

How?

Bringing together leading UK and International organisations with expertise in:

  • Sport                         UK Sport International
  • Development              UNICEF
  • Education                  British council

Outcomes

  1. Make schools child-friendly through high-quality PE, sport and play, thereby increasing children’s enrolment retention and completion of Universal Primary Education.
  2. Promote peace and empower young people through sport.
  3. Support harmonisation of basic requirements and minimum standards in the training of human resources for PE and sport especially primary school teachers and community coaches.