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Visit to Gallions Mount School

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We were delighted when two of our members, Vic and Jackie Edwards, told us that they thought a Pageant presentation would be welcomed during assembly at the school where Vic has been working as Premises Manager for a considerable number of years. Gallions Mount School is in Plumstead, London (see the school website for further details). We contacted the Headteacher, Margaret Wyeth and agreed to give two presentations, one to the Juniors and the other to the Infants, on a Monday morning.

We duly arrived and set up our laptop to work with the school projector system - surprisingly, this all worked first time without any problems at all! Our story about a little Gambian boy went down well, as did some short videos of nursery school children in class and some junior children singing a song.

We had also taken some Gambian clothes for the children and teachers to dress up in and some wooden animals, beaded necklaces and musical instruments that had been made in The Gambia. We had a really enjoyable morning - both groups of children were interested and attentive and asked some very good questions. They were very keen to dress up in the clothes, the highlight being when the teachers were also prevailed upon to dress up, resulting in great merriment and applause.

The suggestion that they might like to have a Gambian stall at the school Christmas fair was received with real enthusiasm, so Vic and Jackie are going to visit the local markets during their trip in October. There they will buy a selection of the things that the children were most enthusiastic about and the aim is to raise funds to help a Gambian school in some way.

We would like to take this opportunity of thanking Margaret Wyeth and her staff for a very enjoyable morning - and also Vic and Jackie for the introduction (and for lunch!)

Pageant presentation to Gallions Mount School

children of Galions Mount School listen to the presentation

the Pageant presentation

the children listening to the presentation

more children of Gallions Mount School

teachers and children of Gallions Mount School try on Gambian costumes

more of the children

teachers and children in Gambian dress


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