Minister Morton Visit to Nelson

In preparation for COP26, Nelson Primary School was selected by Minister Wendy Morton  from a number of others to be the showcase of the  British Council Connecting Classroom Project. The aim of the meeting was to share ideas about climate action and girls education by  linking with the Education Minister from Kenya by video link.  We also welcomed the Kenyan Deputy High Commissioner,  Joakim K. Kamere and the Kenyan Education Atttache, Mrs. Dorothy Kamwilu.

The day started with a discussion with the House Captains about the messages they would like to give to the leaders at COP26. Their advice? For all countries in the world to work together and for the government to subsidise the cost of electric cars so that more people were able to afford them. The Minister, Wendy Morton MP, said she would take those thoughts to the Prime Minister.

The guests were then invited to join an assembly where the choir welcomed them by singing “Kusi Mama” in Swahili. Our ECO club presented the work that the school does to support Climate Action followed by speeches from the minister and the Deputy High Commissioner.

Finally, the guests were taken to the meeting room to meet the Kenyan Education Minister via zoom. Our House Captains impressed the Kenyan Minister with their questions and listened carefully when the Kenyan children asked our Minister questions.

It was a great way to commemorate  the 10th  Anniversary of our Kenyan Partnership.