As part of our Day of the African Child events we support the ‘Send My Friend To School’ initiative. Feel free to join us! We all want to make sure world leaders act to give every child the education that is their right!

Send my Friend to School brings together thousands of UK students and teachers each year to call on world leaders to keep their promise and make sure that every child can go to school, no matter where they live. The campaign is run by the UK coalition of the Global Campaign for Education

Find everything you need on this website including: a Press pack, Meeting your MP toolkit, campaign logos, and lots more. Check out these activity ideas for a visit from your MP.

Whether it's a fun photo, an event with lots of people, or if your MP is famous or influential, the Campaign can give support on the day, or profile your school on their website.

Enter your school's plans here or email us today.

Thanks for your support,
Philippa Dillon
Campaign Manager

Need inspiration?

Find ideas and fun activities in our campaigning resources




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Factsheet: Meet your MP toolkit

Involving your MP is a really good way for your pupils to learn about active citizenship, and to achieve more campaigning impact. Start planning now, so you can get your invitation out as soon as they are elected. Get the factsheet


Day of Action ideas

Need inspiration for taking part? Download our Day of Action activity pack, full of ideas, whether you just have time for an assembly, or you have a morning to fill. It's all about taking part, however big or small. Take a look


Young Ambassadors Ghana Diary

Our Young Ambassadors George and Emily have returned from Ghana, where they met children both in and out of school. Use their fascinating diary to teach your pupils about barriers to education. Get the resource

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Our linked schools

in Warwick District, UK

and Bo Town,

Sierra Leone


All Saints Junior School =

New Gerihun Road Upper Primary School

Brookhurst Primary School = UBC Primary School

Budbrooke Primary School = UMC School, New Site

Clapham Terrace Community School =

Main Sewa Road Primary School

Emscote Infants’ School = New Gerihun Road Lower Primary Sch.

Kingsway Community Primary School =

RC Model Upper

Our Lady & St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School =

Holy Rosary School

St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School =

St Francis Upper RC Sch.

St Patrick’s RC Primary School =

St Peter’s Primary School, Bo No. 2

St Peter’s Catholic Primary School =

RC Madonna Primary  Sch.

Shrubland Street Community Primary School = Messima Primary Sch.

Telford Infants’ School =

UMC Heine Memorial Lower Primary Sch.

Wootton Wawen Primary School =

Kakua School


Kenilworkth School =

Bo Government School

North Leamington Community Sch. =

Ahmadiyya Muslim Senior Secondary School

Trinity School =

Christ the King College (CKC) +

Queen of the Rosary Secondary School (QRS)

Interested Schools

Aylesford Secondary School, Warwick

‘Our’ song -


You are my brother,
  You are my friend.
  You are my sister,
  Our love should never end.

  Whatever colour
  Our skin or our hair,
  Let us live together.
  This is our pray’r

Schools Sub-Group Home Page

   To contact us:

   Schools Coordinator

   Tel: 01926 428635



Day of the African Child

Monday 29th June 2015.

Wow! What a wonderful day!

11 of our linked schools and 500 children celebrated the Day of the African Child in style!

With singing, dancing, storytelling, art and sport.

See all the pictures here

About Day of the African Child 2015

The Day of the African Child is commemorated every year on 16 June by Member States of the African Union (AU), and its Partners (in accordance with Resolution CM/Res.1290 (XL).

This occasion is firstly a commemoration to recall the 1976 uprising s in Soweto, when a protest by school children in South Africa against apartheid –inspired education resulted in the public killing of these unarmed young protesters by police officials.

The DoAC further presents an opportunity to focus on the work of all actors committed to the rights of children on the continent, to consolidate their efforts in addressing the obstacles for realizing these rights. The DoAC also provides an occasion for Governments, International Institutions and Communities to renew their on-going commitments towards improving the plight of children by organizing activities aimed at including them.

Every year a theme is identified by the Committee and adopted by the Executive Council. During its 23rd Ordinary Session in April 2014,the Committee identified and adopted the theme for the Day of the African Child (DAC ) 2015 :- “25 Years after the Adoption of the African Children’s Charter: Accelerating our Collective Efforts to End Child Marriage in Africa” which will be commemorated  by bringing together those affected by and working to end child marriage such as community leaders, traditional, religious leaders, girls affected by child marriage and key stakeholders.

Ebola! update

Our OWL Teachers group has broken with tradition this year and asked schools to raise funds for post-Ebola support. In September 2014, at the height of the crisis, it seemed only natural to want to raise money to help our friends and colleagues in Bo as the tragic events of Ebola's rapid spread filled our media. After all, what else could we do? Our linking has always avoided financial support, since we aim to make our partnerships equitable and engage in mutual support of learning materials. This usually involves exchanging pupils work and letters. Those schools who have taken part in the 'Connecting Classrooms' teacher exchanges have planned learning projects around global issues such as Water, Health, Food & Farming and Extraordinary People.

Last September was the first time since 2010 that we were not able to plan an exchange visit and our 14 local schools set about explaining the Ebola Crisis to their pupils and launching fund-raising events such as non-uniform days, cake sales and Boogie for Bo discos! Some teachers have maintained contact with their Bo colleagues, mainly through texting, sending messages of solidarity and moral support.

Thankfully, very few of our schools suffered personal losses to Ebola, though the cost is paid in other ways including a years stand-still for education.

It is wonderful to see that the money is being used on health and sanitation in the form of waste bins which will benefit the whole school community. We do hope our usual exchange visits can resume in the next academic year.

Liz Garrett, Primary Schools Coordinator

Thank you to everyone who participated on Monday!  It was a wonderful atmosphere with your children on great from, joining in enthusiastically - thank you! 

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone at Brookhurst School for hosting us brilliantly! 

Kip Warr, OWL's photographer, has taken some wonderful photos of the whole event which you are welcome to use in any way you wish. Find them above. 

See you at the next meeting, Thursday 24th September 4pm @ Our Lady and St Teresa's, Cubbington. 

Best wishes, Liz Garrett

OWL Primary Schools Coordinator


  Lift your banners high!

   Work for justice and for peace.
  Lift your banners high!

   May our friendship never cease.
  Lift your banners high!

   We will sing in ev’ry land.

   Lift your banners high!

   For in Jesus' name we stand

Lyrics from Sheila Wilsons’s ‘Hosanna Rock’

Mair Evans has put online her photos of the lovely pieces produced by the children
in the
Art workshop during the Day of the African Child.

Our thanks to Melanie Tomlinson for running this imaginative workshop and to the volunteers who helped her.

Welcome to the Schools section of the Warwick-Bo One World Link.

 We are a group of volunteers here in Warwick District, mostly, but not all, ex-teachers, who are trying to support the efforts of working teachers in our linked schools.  

 We keep them informed of OWL activities, facilitate meetings for them to share experiences and difficulties, arrange visitors, produce teaching materials and resources, give lessons and assemblies; and generally do what we can to nurture our school links with Bo Town in Sierra Leone.