Sierra Leone Visits:
“How de bodi? De bodi fine!” (Traditional Krio greeting)
Mr Dinsdale, and other members of staff have visited Sierra Leone over the past few years. To read about the visits in more detail, please visit the travel blogs by clicking here:
Sierra Leone 2014
Sierra Leone 2013
Sierra Leone 2012
We are joined by a number of local primary and secondary schools who are already linked with schools in this area of Sierra Leone as part of The Waterloo Partnership – Waterloo, Crosby with Waterloo, Sierra Leone. The partnership is much more than charity, it is learning about and from each others cultures in as many ways as possible. For more information, view the Waterloo Partnership website here: www.waterloopartnership.co.uk
Where is Sierra Leone and the school?
Sierra Leone is in West Africa and ranks as one of the five poorest countries in the world.
Sierra Leone is the second lowest ranked country on the Human Development Index and seventh lowest on the Human Poverty Index, suffering from corruption and suppression of the press.
Bassa Town Infant School was established in 1945 for children aged 6-9. The school has 511 pupils and 7 members of staff. (As of February 2012). Typical class sizes are about 80-90. There is no electricity or running water in Waterloo. We have officially been partnered with Bassa Town Infant School since May 2009.