BBCTV are filming our school!

BBCTV are filming our school!

By Colby and Kieran, age 13, PCSA, Jill Dando News

BBCTV cameras have filmed inside two Weston-super-Mare schools today to cover a brilliant feelgood story.

They were filming a story on English teacher Sarah O’ Gorman who is flying out to Malawi in two weeks’ time to set up the first ever library in the town of Mzimba.

Sarah teaching today at Priory Community School Academy

BBCTV cameras first filmed inside Priory Community School Academy where Sarah is a teacher.

Then they filmed pupils from Castle Batch Primary School Academy.

Both schools have seen their students donating books and more are coming in from around schools in the town.


Next Monday Sarah will fly out o set up a library at Africa Sunrise Nursery she helped set up with her charity LIFO.

She said: “Anyone can help by bringing books and learning to Mzimba, Malawi. Simply package up a used book and post it off there. It’s as simple as that and you will become part of Mzimba’s first library!”

The Malawi project was funded by Dr Ron McKechnie, who did in 2013 and his charity, One Parish Link.

Castle Batch and PCSA are all part of The Priory Learning Trust  (TPLT). Both schools in Jill Dando’s childhood town have Jill Dando News centres.

Sarah added: “This is a wonderful link between our schools, Trust and the new community pre-school in Malawi, with a Jill Dando News link between them all.

“I’m so excited to go over in October and to help officially launch the project.”

Limbikira Foundation will be running the nursery and has employed two local teachers
The preschool can host up to 60 students and will help them prepare for Primary school
The nursery is a key part of communal life and will help many children find their friends and achieve a education. Boys and girls alike.

A new nursery has also been set up on the Castle Batch site called Little Learners. It will offer flexible sessions between 7.30am and 6.00pm for 50 weeks of the year.

CBPSA has just been awarded a clean sweep of Good ratings by Ofsted.

Jill Dando gets positive good news stories out of students to cheer people up.

Jill went to school at Worle Community School Academy, also part of TPLT, before becoming one of Britain’s most loved and best ever TV journalists, full of kindness, humility and joy.

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