School Visits and more Class Twinning Projects exchanged.
This year has been another busy and successful visit, particularly with our supporter schools.
The new programme of the Schools Class Twinning project saw the first exchange of themed projects between four classes in the Revival Primary School and one class from Revival Grammar School and four local primary school classes and one local grammar school class. The standard of work that was exchanged was really excellent and the children were thrilled to receive them.
Bishop Ivan visiting Bankfoot Congregation
Visiting the Brotherton Library
A big part of the visit involves Bishop Ivan sharing with the trustees about the current challenges and opportunities faced by The Revival Centre, and out of this we make a Partnership Plan for the year ahead. On the last Saturday of the visit Bishop Ivan and the trustees went to Scargill House Retreat Centre at Kettlewell for a time of reflection and prayer around these plans.
The Partnership Plan for 2019/20
Funds are needed for:
A new toilet for the newly relocated nursery.
Repairs to the generator and old solar panels.
A fence around the newly constructed sports field and some sports equipment.
(And then THE BIG ONE) which is to COMPLETE THE SECONDARY CLASSROOM BLOCK.
A plan was also approved for the Revival Church to move to the top of the site; this will free up additional space for the Primary School and removes any Safeguarding concerns that the council may have had, and importantly gives the church an opportunity to grow and better reach out into the community.
This fund was launched two years ago and this year marks the third year we have been able to award the scholarship to a young adult so they can engage in university based learning. The A Level standards have risen across the board as champions reach for the prize of a University place. We are now also looking at ways to help others who are less academically minded, when they leave school. We are exploring options such as apprenticeships, vocational courses, or ‘start up grants.The cost of these is around £300 per year compared to £1800 for a university place.
Champions support programme
We are always in discussion with Bishop Ivan and Madam Allen to identify areas where there is room for improvement and the costs of these: this year we are focusing on welfare needs such as diet and educational content through looking at how we can support the teachers with teaching aids and training courses.
We are working hard with Madam Allen on the investment provided for Gombe farm to make it self-sustaining and then bring in extra income locally for Revival Centre. The gift of a Maize Mill by the charity EFOD is underway and should be on stream in 2020 and this will then bring in an income. Revival Centre has a plan to attract more ‘fee paying’ students to increase their income.
GACAH needs more supporters / income
• Do you have any community, school or church contacts that we might reach out to? • Could you a) increase your gift to GACAH by 10% to help keep up with inflation? Or b) consider a ‘one off gift’ towards one of our projects, the classroom block or the scholarship fund
Or c) bring some skills to help the Trustees?
Lastly none of this would have been possible without your help so a big
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