Primary joins forces with Tanzanian school to further understanding
Scotsman - almost 6 years
On the edge of a dusty playground shaded by yellow flowering acacia trees and beside a clutch of huts built from mud flutters a Saltire. Beneath it, many of them barefoot but wearing crisp white shirts and dazzling red sweaters, are hundreds of smiling children. As the sun beats down, warming the red earth under their feet, they unite in delightful song, their youthful voices soaring into a rhythmic chant that pounds like the beating of a heart. The words they sing are plain. So simple, pure and sincere they nearly make Miss Holmes and Mrs Scott from Trinity Primary School rummage into pockets for their tissues. “We love you,” the children sing. “Our friendship will never die. We love you.” Stephanie Holmes, a primary five teacher at the Newhaven Road school, and Jacqueline Scott, its head, have made the tiring and, at times, arduous 5000-mile journey from Leith to the Ruvuma region of Tanzania clutching suitcases packed with the kinds of oddities that may have had customs offi...
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