Asby Endowed School

Global Cohesion Project – Ankoma

'Pupils benefit from a wide and exciting curriculum. The school has recently created effective links with a school in Ghana. You accommodated a visit from pupils from Ghana earlier this year.' Ofsted October 2018

This is an exciting long term project and all the children in our school are involved. Through working with Asha Richardson who visited Ankoma School, we have learned about daily life and the challenges faced for children living in Ghana. We are in regular contact with each other, by writing and receiving letters from the children of Ankoma School.


Throughout the academic year we host various fundraising events for the appeal. Events so far have included a clothes collection, coffee morning and games board marathon. We are looking forward to the next stages of this project, when we will work closely with Asha to support the children of Ankoma in becoming more self-sufficient and having access to clean water, clothing and sustainable food supplies.


On 17th and 18th September 2018, 5 children from Ankoma visited Asby Endowed School.  Together we discovered Asby village, made pizzas, conducted science investigations, played cricket, used the computers and learnt some French.  


On 10th June over 200 local primary school children came together at Hunter Hall to record 'The Ankoma Dream Choir' song to raise funds.    Asby Endowed School performed the song along with children from Crosby Ravensworth School, at the Eden Big Sing on 21st June.


We are looking forward to hearing about Mrs Capstick's trip to Ankoma in Summer 2020 and also welcoming more students from Ankoma in September 2020.


Ankoma Project work