School lunch cooking under the trees
Building the walls 2014
Interior of the Hall 2016
May 2018-the roof is being constructed
June 2018 - the roof is complete
Cutting the ribbon
The partnership with Nabikabala Primary School in Uganda provides an exciting opportunity for our children to offer practical support to a rural school in a poor community.
Over the years our children have raised considerable sums of money, which has often come from children’s own ideas for fundraising. The money is being used to build a large school hall. The project began in 2010 and is now finally nearing completion.
Each year the children exchange letters with their friends at Nabikabala and they can directly find out about the school and family life in a village in Uganda.
A group of Herts and Essex students (Year 13) and teachers visit Nabikabala for one day each July, so we have been able to send some red St Michael's t-shirts to our link school as well as other presents for the children. We are also grateful to Herts and Essex for many of the photos on this page. In July 2018 Alice, Daisy and James who had all been pupils at St Michael's all went to Nabikabala as part of these trips and had a wonderful time Uganda.
An important aspect of fundraising is our sponsored walks. The Sponsored walk in 2017 followed five previous annual walks and this one raised the most money yet- £873!
This money helped us to reach our target for the materials required for the roof and was used to construct it earlier this year.
After the construction of the roof was completed, Alex organised a water run to help raise money for the doors and windows. This raised enough money for 4 windows.
By the time Mrs Ashwood visited Nabikabala in September 2018 we had bought 4 doors and 13 windows so only have currently another 3 windows left to fund. The hall was not quite finished but we had an opening ceremony with a ribbon being cut to open the hall and Mrs Ashwood gave a speech.
It is already being used for large events such as a Music, Dance and Drama competition between district primary schools. The community was excited to have so many visitors for this event.
There is still work to be done including the finishing off of the floor and walls.
In the Autumn term we have had another Sponsored walk, Lego events and Christmas stalls at the school and church, allowing the windows to be finished. Early in the Spring term there was a KS2 quiz and this raised a further £152. Along with £564 from our adult quiz, this money has now enabled work to start on the walls and floor.
We also plan to collect rain water from the roof and put solar panels on the roof so will continue to raise money for the project.
Nabikabala children wearing their St Michael's t-shirts
Sponsored Walk -September 2017
Webale Nyo (Thank You)
View through one of the windows