WithGambia News

  1. Withington in the Gambia 2018

    Here follows reports and impressions from Sixth Form pupils recently returned from The Gambia.  They have had and eye-opening and amazing time finding out more about the country and enjoyed meeting many smiling and friendly Gambian people, young and old!…

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  2. Withington in The Gambia 2017

    Thirteen Upper Sixth pupils and four staff, plus former Headmistress Mrs Pickering, participated in the fifteenth Withington expedition to The Gambia during the final week of the Autumn Term. Each year, the team has fundraised for many different infrastructure projects …

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  3. Fantastic Fundraising in 2017

    The Gambia Team 2017 have put in a brilliant effort fundraising which has raised in excess of £6000 since December 2016. Eleven members of the team raised £800 at Waitrose in Wilmslow in December 2016; Zenab H’s family kindly donated …

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  4. Gambia Expedition 2016

    Six members of the Upper Sixth, along with Miss Browning and Miss O’Neal, have just returned from the thirteenth WGS trip to The Gambia. More can be read about the history and well-established connection with schools and villages in Gambia …

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  5. Project Update: The Gambia 2016

    Every year for the past twelve years, a team of Sixth Formers from Withington have taken trips to The Gambia in order to develop small-scale education projects and community based initiatives out there. This year, we propose to continue funding …

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  6. Bronwyn’s Coffee Morning is a great success!

    One of our Sixth Formers has recently held a coffee morning in aid of WithGambia. It was a great effort, and she organised it all herself to raise funds for the charity- well done Bronwyn!

    Here’s what she had to …

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  7. Gambia Expedition December 2015

    On arrival we were hit by the very flat, dry landscape, the ramshackle array of low rise dwellings and the heat.

    Arch 22 which symbolises The Gambia’s independence from British Colonial rule in 1965 stood out as the tallest building …

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  8. Gambia Expedition 2014

    At 5am on 10th December, the Gambia team met at Manchester Airport, ready to embark upon a new adventure. Unsure of what to expect, the general feeling was a mixture of excitement and trepidation. When we stepped out of the …

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  9. The Gambia Expedition 2013

    Update January 2014

    Read more about the School’s Gambia project in the team’s journal.

    The 2013 Gambia expedition team, made up of twelve Upper Sixth pupils and three WGS teaching staff, returned home just three days before Christmas, …

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  10. Gearing up for The Gambia

    At a time when many most of us are wrapped up in the purchase of that ‘perfect’ Christmas present, twelve Upper Sixth girls are exchanging traditional holiday preparations for an opportunity to work with young children in The Gambia.

    They …

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