Uganda / Connecting Classrooms

For many years Holy Family has had close links with Uganda. The British Council Connecting Classrooms funding has allowed teachers from Holy Family to travel to Uganda and teachers from Uganda to travel to Belfast. This has been spiritually uplifting experience for the whole school. We were able to experience life for the children of St. Paul's Primary School through photographs, videos and stories from the teachers. The reciprocal visits are a huge celebration event in each school community and Parish. Shared learning projects are a key focus of our partnerships and we feel we can gain so much knowledge from each other. The Ugandan prayer “God is Good, all the time, all the time, God is Good” has become one of our Holy Family assembly favourites and the African song “Maliswee” is a guaranteed crowd pleaser in our choir’s repertoire!

Holy Family is part of a cluster of Belfast schools; St Kevin’s, Holy Trinity and St Teresa’s who all have Ugandan Partners. Below is a photograph of the team planning together with Emmanuel, the Ugandan Coordinator.

Unfortunately, the March 2020 travel plans were postponed in light of the Coronavirus crisis but Ms McGranaghan and Miss Toal are due to travel in October. We have our fingers and toes crossed this can still go ahead but either way our partnership will remain strong.

Have a look at a slideshow of photographs from previous visits:

Partnership with St Paul's Primary School in Uganda