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UK Schools and their activities in The Gambia

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This page lists some of the schools in the UK which have helped Gambian schools in association with Pageant. We show a link to the school's own website, as well as links to Pageant pages where more information can be found. If you are looking for information about schools in The Gambia with which Pageant is associated, then see our Index of Gambian Schools.

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Bishopsgate School

 School Website

Bishopsgate School is a co-educational preparatory school in Egham, Surrey. In August 2008, they donated 500 to Pageant for use on any project. This money was raised by a sponsored walk in Windsor Great Park following a social gathering at which Pippa and Ian met one of the teachers, Nigel Budd. He was interested in the work Pageant does in The Gambia and organised the event to support us.

Bishop's Waltham Junior School

 School Website   Pageant webpage

Bishop's Waltham Junior School (formerly known as Ridgemede Junior School) have a close relationship with Abuko Lower Basic School, and children in their Worldclass club have their own penpals at Abuko. They have raised money in various ways to provide education equipment, and are funding the sponsorship of a set of triplets at Abuko. They have since established links with Serrekunda LBS and Banyaka LBS.

Bramley School

Bramley School was an independent girls Preparatory School in Walton-on-the-Hill, Surrey, which closed in 2017. They provided play equipment for the nursery classes at Bakalarr BCS, and furniture to Abuko LBS and Campama LBS.

Centre Academy East Anglia

 School Website   Pageant webpage

Centre Academy East Anglia (CAEA) is located in the village of Brettingham in Suffolk. It is a co-educational school, with both boarding and day programmes for students up to the age of 19. CAEA specialises in the education of pupils with a broad range of learning challenges in very small classes. During 2015-16 they fundraised to pay for refurbishment of classrooms at Unity Nursery in The Gambia.

Chestnut Grove

 School Website   Pageant webpage

Chestnut Grove is a comprehensive school in Balham, South London, which has academy status, as a specialised Art College, but also covers a wide curriculum, with many students choosing the English Baccalaureate. Chestnut Grove has a close relationship with Banyaka Lower Basic School in The Gambia. They have annual fundraising events which pay for the sponsorship of two Gambian students, and for various projects at Banyaka.

Christ's Hospital

 School Website   Pageant webpage

Christ's Hospital is an independent boarding school for boys and girls aged 11 to 18, located in West Sussex, a few miles south of Horsham.. They have raised considerable sums of money for various Pageant projects, helping schools such as Ndow UBS in Bakau and Sinchu Baliya LBS. The boys from Peele A & B Houses have been running an Arts Festival each year since 2004 to fund the sponsorship of a boy, who is currently at Glory Baptist SSS.


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Collyer's (The College of Richard Collyer) was founded in Horsham in 1532 and after hundreds of years as a grammar school, it is now a Sixth Form College. Collyer's has been awarded 'Beacon Status' in Science for its outstanding teaching. The school works in partnership with other schools to design, develop, test and share innovative ideas to raise standards of teaching and learning. Joe Brock, Head of Science, has produced teaching units and resources for use in UK schools. He adapted these for use in The Gambia, producing science and electronics teaching kits, and specially written teacher's manuals. He has also helped to organise and teach at Pageant's science workshops in The Gambia, assisted by current and former Collyer's students. See the following links for more information:

Dame Tipping School

 School Website   Pageant webpage

The pupils of Dame Tipping CE Primary School in Havering-Atte-Bower, Essex, have engaged in a lot of fundraising for Pageant. This has allowed them to sponsor pupils at Gambian schools.

Downsend School

 School Website

Downsend School in Leatherhead, Surrey is a co-educational day preparatory school, providing education from 2 to 13. They have made Pageant their Charity of the Year for 2007-8.

Gallions Mount Primary School

 School Website   Pageant news page

Gallions Mount Primary School is in Plumstead, SE London. Pageant members visited this school to help the children's fundraising for Saloum Nursery School.

Glenesk School

 School Website

Glenesk School is a kindergarten and nursery school in East Horsley, Surrey. They collected a large number of packets of vegetable seeds for Pageant at a Harvest Festival in 2005, which were then sent to various vegetable gardens in The Gambia.

Manor Green Primary School

 School Website

Manor Green Primary School in Crawley, West Sussex, have raised funds for and donated materials to Campama LBS and exchanged letters with Campama children. In 2016, their Harvest Festival celebrations produced lots of packets of seeds to be taken to The Gambia. (see this news page)

Ringwood School

 School Website   Pageant news page

Ringwood School is a secondary school in Ringwood, Hampshire, with a close link with Bakalarr BCS. They have donated educational materials and sports equipment. In 2006, the old school minibus took part in the Plymouth Banjul Challenge, and in 2007 the IceCold teams in this Challenge visited the school to help with their fundraising.

Southwater Junior Academy

 School Website

Southwater County Junior School, in Southwater, near Horsham became an academy on 1 July 2011. The school has donated large numbers of classroom tables, chairs, cabinets etc. This Pageant news item shows some of this furniture being packed into a container for dispatch to The Gambia.

Trafalgar Community Infants School

 School Website   Pageant news page

Trafalgar Community Infants School in Horsham has a link with Kings Kid Academy, and the pupils of the two schools exchange letters. In December 2008 they held a Secret Market to raise funds for Kings Kid.

Warnham School

 School Website   Pageant webpage

Warnham School is a primary school in Horsham, West Sussex. Ben, one of Warnham School's pupils, organised fundraising events at the school and they purchased Glowstar solar powered lanterns for the villagers of Siffoe and Bakalarr.

Westdene Primary School

 School Website   Pageant news page

Westdene Primary School in Brighton organised a pen and pencil collection for Abuko Nursery School (see Pageant news item) and has a letter exchange programme running with Albion Lower Basic School in Banjul. During February 2012, Westdene teacher, Tom Kimber, organised a group of teachers on a week-long visit to Albion LBS.

William Barcroft Junior School

 School Website

William Barcroft Junior School in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire has donated 216.33 for Campama Lower Basic School in August 2008. The William Barcroft Headteacher told us that she visited Campama about two years before, was shown around the school by the Deputy Headteacher, and was able to talk to some of the children. On her return she held a school assembly, told the children about her visit and they decided to do some fund raising.

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