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Roy, Jenny and Rachel Ramble visit Goldfield on our 90th Birthday Celebrations for the Queen

Photograph of Roy & Jenny Ramble Assembly

It was lovely to welcome Roy, Jenny and Rachel back to Goldfield and to hear all of their latest news of 'Buttercup' the water buffalo and her baby (now fully grown), the chickens, the children from the AOG School and the ladies making the Seema Bags.

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Photograph of Roy & Jenny Ramble Assembly Photograph of Roy & Jenny Ramble Assembly
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Year 2 have been working on an Earthquake science project. The children wanted to know 'What happens when there is an earthquake?' Some of the students at the AOG School have also been working on this project. Ten of the students projects came to Goldfield by post to be sent off with our projects to STEM to see if we could achieve the 'Stem Young Leaders Awards'. Please click STEM for more information about this award.

Photograph of Roy & Jenny Ramble Assembly Earthquake science project. The children wanted to know 'What happens when there is an earthquake?' This is how we got involved in this exciting project which we hope will result in the children achieving a 'Young Leaders Award', organised by STEM.

 

We asked Roy and Jenny to present certificates and pencils cases to the ten students for their outstanding projects, Photographs will follow shortly from India of the students receiving them in person.

Photograph of Roy & Jenny Ramble Assembly

Mrs Sladden held a Nepalese Seema Bags Sale after school today to support Roy, Jenny, the AOG School and the Seema project.

Photograph of Roy & Jenny Ramble Assembly

New hens, cockerel and coop are delighting the children at the AOG School

Photograph of the new hens at the AOG School

Photograph of the new hens at the AOG School

The girls just love their new hens and cockerel. Roy and Jenny have been able to make a hen coop and everyone wanted to say a big, big thankyou for all of the donations we sent they thank you for saving your pennies and for bringing so much joy to everyone here in Rupaidiha.

 

Letters arrive from the AOG School on the borders of Nepal

Letters arrive from the AOG School written by the children about their experiences of the recent Nepal Earthquakes. Each hand written letter has been beautifully illustrated. We are making a book of the letters to go in our school library and colour copies have been made so that each of our leaving Year 2 children can take a letter home. We would like to send our thanks to the children at the AOG School, we wish them a happy and safe summer and look forward to continuing our communications together in September!

Photograph of Year 2 with letter from the AOG School near Nepal India

Photograph of Year 2 with letter from the AOG School near Nepal India

Scan of Letter from AOG School India

Scan of Letter from AOG School India Scan of Letter from AOG School India
Scan of Letter from AOG School India Scan of Letter from AOG School India
Scan of Letter from AOG School India Scan of Letter from AOG School India
Scan of Letter from AOG School India Scan of Letter from AOG School India
Scan of Letter from AOG School India Scan of Letter from AOG School India
Scan of Letter from AOG School India Scan of Letter from AOG School India

Scan of Letter from AOG School India

News from the AOG School on the borders of Nepal

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Letters and bag designs from Year 2 have arrived at the AOG School as you can see everyone is pleased to hear Goldfield's news and they will reply very soon. In the meantime the ladies making the Seema bags have been trying some colours to make 3 special items in Goldfield colours; a pencil case, an Aria bag and a pouch bag (see photographs of the weaving below, which colour do you like the best?). There was even better news that the ladies who make the Seema Bags have just received their first big order from an organisation in America for 500 bags, that is FANTASTIC news!

Photograph of AOG School India Photograph of AOG School India

 

Nepal Earthquake

Photograph of AOG School Nepal Photograph of AOG School Nepal

 

Thankfully everyone at the AOG School is safe after the recent earthquake in Nepal but the girls in the home are sleeping outside until things return back to normal. Sadly the building where the girls make the Seema bags collapsed in the earthquake. We would like to suport Roy, Jenny, the AOG School and the Seema project by selling Nepalese Seema Bags after school in the playground on Friday 8th May.

We would like to say a huge Animated Word Thank You to everyone who supported this worthy cause and are please to announce that £477 was raised!

 

Photograph of Seema Bag

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Photograph of Roy & Jenny Ramble Assembly

What a beautiful sari Jenny is wearing!

Photograph of Roy & Jenny Ramble Assembly

Sweet treats for the children!

Photograph of Roy & Jenny Ramble Assembly

Roy and Jenny buy school uniform (including shoes) for all of the children they look after at the AOG School. For the children it is the first school uniform they have ever worn and the first time they have worn shoes (usually the children walk around in bare feet).

Photograph of Roy & Jenny Ramble Assembly

They have 800 pupils at their school and they buy uniforms for them all (can you image how much money this costs!).

Photograph of Roy & Jenny Ramble Assembly

Here are the children in their school hall, all 800 of them. It gets very hot during assemblies and because it is so small the children sometimes accidently sit on someone elses lap!

Photograph of Roy & Jenny Ramble Assembly

In this classroom the children are all hard at work. There are 40 children in this class and just 1 teacher!

Photograph of Roy & Jenny Ramble Assembly

These children are in the Reception class.

Photograph of Roy & Jenny Ramble Assembly

They are very happy to be using the lovely bright new tables Roy and Jenny have recently bought for them.

Photograph of Roy & Jenny Ramble Assembly

This is the choir performing to the school. The children love to sing.......

Photograph of Roy & Jenny Ramble Assembly

...... and dance, and dress up!

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Photograph of Chickens

Roy and Jenny only have a few chickens. The chickens need somewhere really safe to live because there are snakes in the area. Hopefully they will be able to raise enough money to build a secure coop very soon.

Buttercup has a baby of her own!

Photograph of Baby Buffalo

Photograph of Water Buffalo and Baby

 

Earth Animation

Roy & Jenny Ramble visit Goldfield to tell us about their Outdoor Education Center and School in India

 

Earth Animation

 

Photograph of Assembly by Roy & Jenny Ramble Map of India

 

Photograph of Students at School in India

In 1986 Roy and Jenny Ramble moved to India to a tiny little village called Rupaidiha close to Kanpur and Nepal. In 1987 they founded a school to provide the poorest children with a quality education. Originally there were only 7 students. After the first year there were 127 students and now the school educates almost 800 students with 30 teachers. Mrs Sladden became one of those teachers! Mrs Sladden explained that she had to wear a sari when she taught in the school. As you can see from these photographs this was not an easy outfit to put on!

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Photograph of Assembly with Mrs Ramble Photograph of Assembly with Mrs Ramble Photograph of Assembly with Mrs Ramble

 

With the success of the school Roy and Jenny went on to set up an outdoor education program. They kept hearing stories about children unable to go to school because their families couldn't afford to pay the school fees.

Many families living in and around Rupaidiha are poor. Children have to help their families by selling crops, sugar etc. The children carry heavy loads on their heads and run across the border into Nepal to sell their goods and make money for their families. Roy and Jenny wanted to help these children.

Photograph of India Outdoor Education Center Photograh of India Outdoor Education Center Photograph of India Outdoor Education Center

 

On the 1st February 2010 lessons began at the Rupaidiha Outdoor Education Center and within two weeks over 120 students came for two hours of lessons covering education health and hygiene. Provisions for more students and outdoor centers are still needed and Roy and Jenny do everything they can to raise awareness and funds.

Photograph of Assembly with Mrs Ramble

Roy and Jenny are also helping young girls from tribes in Nepal that have no educational provision. They currently have 60 girls living with them and they educate, feed and clothe them all.

Later in the term Mrs Sladden will be selling Seema Products (necklaces, bags and handmade copper pots) made by the mums of the students to raise funds for all of these projects.

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Headteacher: Mrs Debora Stevens