Saturday, September 21st 2019 - Saturday, September 28th 2019
Having returned from her annual trip to the NMSE (Ntimbanjayo Memorial School of Excellence) schools project in Tanzania, Louise Johnstone is now in fund raising mode. Having already built a nursery and primary school, funds are being raised continue building the secondary school with the addition of a new science block.
A team of walkers recently took part in the Kilt Walk in Dundee and at the moment the total funds raised stands at around £4,180 which will get another 40% added on by the Hunter Foundation! This is a great result and will be enough to roof the science block. However, they still need to buy windows, make doors, plaster and paint walls, furnish and equip the science classrooms.
So, they are holding an Art Exhibition at the Botanics in Dundee to raise more funds and will be showcasing ceramic work including pieces donated by SPA members.
The Scottish Potters Association have been very supportive of this charity in the past and, as a tribute to Anne Lightwood, Anne’s Garden is now a wonderful addition to the school grounds and very popular with pupils, teachers and visiting parents. So much so that extra covered bamboo huts are in the process of being constructed and these will have tiles paths leading up to them. The maintenance of the garden is being allocated to the top classes and each child will have their own trees or bushes to look after and water.
The Botanic Gallery space is booked for the week beginning the 21st to the 28th September.