Tudor in Three Continents


Each year, groups of students from Tudor Hall Sixth Form take part in programmes to help improve the lives of children in the three continents of Asia, Africa and Europe.

One group travel to Johannesburg in South Africa to help out in the school run by the Sparrow Foundation which was established to give an education to children who would otherwise be excluded from the system. Here they help in the classroom, as well as undertaking projects to improve the environment of the school by painting classrooms or the playground. During their time there, the group also have the opportunity to find out about the cultural heritage of South Africa by vising the townships in Soweto as well as experiencing a big game safari.

Another group travel to Chennai in India to lead sessions for children in a deprived area of the town. Here the teachers and students have helped the children in Science, Mathematics and Art classes, as well as directing a musical. Again, the students are able to experience the vibrant and colourful culture of India.

Recently, a fourth destination closer to home was established. Students visited Bolton near Manchester to help with a youth programme, run by the Bolton Lads and Girls club, where they quickly realised that problems of poverty and deprivation exist in our own country.