13 October 2015

Jamaican High Commissioner visits Whitehorse Manor

The Jamaican High Commissioner, Her Excellency Mrs Aloun Ndombet-Assamba, paid a flying visit to Whitehorse Manor schools this week as part of a day long visit to Croydon.  The children at the schools had been working hard on a number of projects as part of ‘Black history month’, held across the UK each October, and the High Commissioner was able to speak to each class about the work they were doing – spotting a few famous Jamaican connections along the way.  Projects on the MV ‘Empire Windrush’ and the Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt particularly caught the eye.  The High Commissioner had time to sample some West Indian cuisine, prepared by children and parents, and enjoyed a performance by the school choir.  At the end of the visit an invitation to take part in a group photo with Mrs Ndombet-Assamba resulted in some delay to her schedule as the High Commissioner patiently posed with everyone, including many parents.  Year 6 pupil and Corinth House Captain Aaron Odofin said “I called her ‘Your Majesty’ by mistake but it was good to show her around our schools and she seemed like a really nice lady.”

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Published on 13th October, 2015

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