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Diversity Downlands Community School : Ghana

Our project has involved learning about different cultures in West Africa in a country called Ghana.

Oliver; Emily; Hattie; Camilla; Charlotte; Jessica; Georgina; Kate; Matthew; Stephanie; Megan; Bess (all Year 10s) talk about their project.


audio clipAudio Clip 5: What we learned

"I found out while I was in Ghana that the average national income for a Ghanaian is only £50 a year and for a child to be sent to school, even a state school, it would cost them £15 a term for their education so that shocked me.

And to find out that actually they don't earn very much a year but they still seem to be so content with themselves, made me think a lot about my own life at home and how much I take things for granted especially my school life and education because at school, I mean most people, most children in England don"t tend to enjoy school even though it"s handed to them on a plate. They don"t realise how lucky they are, whereas people in Ghana have to pay a lot of money for any education at all and they work so hard at it and if we could find that attitude somehow it would improve school life in England for a lot of students."

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