The Bereko Community Partnership
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Paddock Wood and Bereko Primary Schools
The link between Paddock Wood and Bereko Primary Schools started in 2007. Teachers have visited Bereko in 2007, 2013 and 2016 and Laurencia (Head teacher) and Faith (Teacher and church elder) from Bereko visited Paddock Wood in 2008 (please see visits tab here:
The parents and children from Paddock Wood Primary School send school uniforms to Bereko every year and these are distributed to the poorest of the children. It is a common sight and a real testament to the enduring friendship to see many children in Bereko wearing Paddock Wood Primary School uniforms.
The children also write to each other and, in Paddock Wood, the children learn about life in Bereko in class and in assembly. They have made friendship bracelets for each other and, in 2013, two sheets with Paddock Wood Primary School children hand prints were presented to Bereko Primary School.
The photo on the right shows the drums used by Paddock Wood Primary School children for a fabulous African drumming display at the Formal Friendship signing ceremony between our towns in October 2012.
Kurasini Primary School has now been opened in Bereko, providing a second school for the children. The photo below shows Katie Pointing, a teacher from Paddock Wood Primary School presenting uniforms to the Head Teacher, Anna. We have known Anna for some time as she was previously a teacher at Bereko Primary School.
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