Welcome to St. Barnabas C.E. Primary School

Mnara Primary School is in Tanzania

St Barnabas CE Primary School has had a link with Mnara Primary School in Tanzania since 2008

Many of our staff have visited Mnara and several Mnara teachers have visited St Barnabas.

This is our Mnara display with joint banner and gifts from Mnara.

Our link is part of the Connecting Classrooms scheme which is run by the British Council.

Mchakamchaka is the name for jogging around the school playground before school starts. This happens after the PUPILS have cleaned the classrooms and swept out the dust !

Mnara Primary School is an Anglican school and it helps us learn that we are part of a worldwide family of Anglican schools.  Mnara Primary school is a similar size to St Barnabas but with only 6 teachers.  It is located in rural Tanzania in the south of the country, not far from the border with Mozambique.

Here are a few facts about Mnara village.

  • Water tanks are dug in the ground to store water from Rainfall and as Tanzania is a Tropical Country it does Rain a lot during the season.
  • The village Tailor is an important place in Tanzanian villages. School Uniforms and any sort of shirts and dresses are often made to measure.  The tailor also       mends things.
  • The Government bought some goats to begin a project to help school.  They now have Baby Goats to sell, Milk and Meat.
  •  The Village have their own milling machine to grind Maise to make flour.

Most pupils can speak Swahili and their tribal language Kimwera, and they learn English at school.  

The village is located in a beautiful area within a National Reserve Forest and is an important area for wildlife.

 

 

Tanzania contains some 20 percent of the species of Africa‘s large mammal population, found across its reserves, conservation areas, marine parks, and 17 national parks, spread over an area of more than 42,000 square kilometres (16,000 sq mi) and forming approximately 38 percent of the country’s territory. (source: Wikipedia)