Sierra Leone Trip

Sierra Leone Trip

Eleven Year 13 students, led by Michael Meally and Jules Desmarchelier enjoyed an inspiring trip to Freetown during the October break along with Old Wellensian Johanna Harrison, a mezzo-soprano who travelled to Sierra Leone in 2010, as part of one of the first Wells trips to the country.

The students spent time working in our partner school, the Ballanta Music Academy, teaching one-to-one instrumental music lessons. They also held formal concerts for members of the British diplomatic corps, including the British High Commissioner, in Freetown and several out-reach concerts for local primary schools. Other students worked in the JT Reffell French memorial primary school, teaching art, drama, sport, English, maths and French.

The group stayed at the Family Kingdom resort in Freetown, right beside the beach!