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African children taking home top Midland kits.

Byline: Rebekah Oruye

YOUNGSTERS in Africa will be donning Baggies, Villa and Wolves football kits thanks to donations from staff and students in Kings Norton.

Kings Norton Girls' School recently hosted visitors from its partner school, Harrismith, in South Africa.

This followed a trip by two teachers to the African school last October, as part of London 2012 International Inspiration. Members of the London 2012 committee pledged to encourage more children and young people to take up sports and have helped developed links between UK schools and others across the world.

While in England, the group of Harrismith pupils and their teachers took part in day-to-day school life at KNGS and in return, shared part of their culture with the girls. Jo Vandriwala from KNGS said: "In addition to the teacher training there is an ongoing exchange of letters and work between students which encourages global citizenship."

As a parting gift, students and staff have been collecting unwanted football shirts to send back to Harrismith with their visitors.
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Mar 19, 2010
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