Cameroon link to Lyme Regis

PUBLISHED: 13:28 01 July 2008 | UPDATED: 21:59 15 June 2010

TWO Woodroffe School teachers have recently returned from a trip to Africa after forming links there with a community over the internet.

TWO Woodroffe School teachers have recently returned from a trip to Africa - after forming links there with a community over the internet.Director of arts Dot Wood and head of geography Justin Loveland joined Rafi ki, meaning "friend" in Swahili, a place where staff and students can chat and meet people from all over the world online, and were invited to visit in person.Dot first got in touch with Sarah Anuk Effimbi, from Buea, in Cameroon, last November. They exchanged information about each other and eventually met in person.Dot said she learned a lot from the experience, including the history of the area, about the tribal system and traditions. She also visited important monuments. "We visited four schools from different parts of the township of Buea and spent time talking to both staff and students. We have returned to school with our heads reeling with so much information."We have hundreds of photographs and so many memories, it will take far too long to recall all the experiences, but over the next few months we will be giving assemblies for all our students so they too can glean an insight."It is hoped their friends in Cameroon will be able to visit Lyme Regis next year.

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