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The broken roof at the Soma New Lower Basic School has been removed! Pictures of the new roof will follow when it has been completed.

Following the staff visit to the New Lower Basic school at half term, Mrs Wyld was aked by the British High Commissioner to teach the scout band the UK and Gambian national anthems ready for the state visit of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. The scouts had ony been playing their instruments for three months and gave a remarkable performance.


Thanks to the wonderful generosity of the HWPS community, we have raised enough money to fix the roof at our link school in The Gambia!

When we told the Headmaster, Mr Colley, he was very happy and extremely relieved that the nursery children would not have to work in a classroom in such poor condition for much longer. Mrs Tumelty captured the moment that we told him...

The moment

We raised money to mend the pump at The Soma New Lower Basic School in The Gambia.

Click on the video below to see the moment that the water started flowing again!

Our Gambia Link

The town of Soma is in the Lower River Region of The Gambia. It lies on an important crossroads where the main east-west road in the country crosses the Trans-Gambia Highway.

Here are some images of Soma.

The Gambia

The Gambia is the smallest country in West Africa. Apart from its coastline, it is entirely surrounded by Senegal. The River Gambia runs through the middle of the country and flows into the Atlantic Ocean.

The capital of The Gambia is Banjul.

The national flag comprises red, blue and green strips separated by bands of white. The red represents the hot African sun; the blue represents the River Gambia and the green stands for the country’s agriculture. The white bands represent peace.


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