Limestone the Living Rock DVD

Make a contribution to the Mwera Farm Project by purchasing a DVD of ‘Limestone the Living Rock’ made by renowned film-maker Sid Perou. See the Resources page for details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past Projects at Mwera Farm

Past Projects

Kipepeo Butterfly Farming1995
A group of 21 Duke of Edinburgh Awards students and their supervisors from Swindon College visited Mida Primary School. The British students worked with their Kenyan counterparts to complete a wet season butterfly survey on behalf of Dr Ian Gordon and the Kipepeo Community Butterfly Farming Project. The group also delivered consignments of reference books to five schools surrounding Arabuko-Sokoke forest, beginning an embryonic library at each.

2000
A joint fundraising project between Elmete Wood School and Zurich Finance in Leeds, and the Community at Mida raised enough money to completely refurbish two Pre-primary Classrooms.
Elmete Wood School and Mida Primary School students produced a website together mapping cycleways for the public around Roundhay Park in Leeds and Arabuko-Sokoke Forest in Kenya respectively.
Elmete Wood School and Mida Community raised sufficient funds to purchase a one-acre plot for Mida Primary School. The land plot has been used to grow fuel wood and maize for school meals.

2003
Teachers International Professional Development Project
Four teachers from Mida Primary and Elmete Wood conduct exchange visits. Best practise CPD project aimed at literacy development through Science Teaching. Bertie Bear from St Cuthbert’s Community Primary School in Nidderdale takes his summer vacation at Mida Primary school. Upon his return, he reported back to St. Cuthbert’s students on his adventures.

Card Making Project2009
Creation of New cluster link with Nidderdale schools. Cluster 1 formed. Seven teachers from Nidderdale, representing all three schools in cluster 1, visit Kenyan schools in summer 2009. Three Kenyan Headteachers representing all three Kenyan schools in cluster 1, visit Nidderdale. The group produce a partnership agreement and focus on the three educational topics:

Bird MigrationWild Life and wild Places – Producing sets of gift cards celebrating the bird-life of the two areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and exploring migration.

Lifestyle and faith - Running a series of Global Citizenship workshops exploring similarities and differences in culture.

Limestone and Quarrying - An exploration of how limestone is used in Kenya and the UK.

2011
Curriculum Development
Project Expansion of the cluster to include two more Nidderdale and two more Mida schools.

Seven teachers and an industrial ambassador from Nidderdale, representing five schools in cluster 1 and Hansons Quarry at Greenhow visit Kenyan schools in summer 2011. Seven Kenyan teachers representing five Kenyan schools visit Nidderdale. The group review the partnership agreement and focus on the three educational topics:

Mida Creek<meta name=Wild Life and wild Places – Groups produce materials for and complete a mangrove survey at Mida Creek with students.

Lifestyle and faith - Running a series of Global Citizenship workshops exploring similarities and differences in culture.

Limestone and Quarrying - The clusters produced a six part DVD “Limestone the Living Rock” exploring the formation, uses and other aspects of limestone and limestone quarrying. Accompanying educational resources and lesson plans were produced for students in KS1 – KS4. Lesson plans are available at “The Coldstones Cut” website.