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Good Luck Project Team Africa !
Saturday, 14 July 2012 00:00

Good luck to the team who head off to Uganda today ! We wish you a safe journey and look forward to hearing about your success when you return in two weeks time.

Our Mission
Pontypridd High School construction department are travelling to Mbale/Uganda in July 2012, to use and share their skills to build a dormitory to house the school children of Bubuto.  At present students walk four hours per day to get to and from school, along this journey some students are getting attacked and sexually abused.  This dormitory will change their lives and protect them, as it will allow the students to stay near the school and improve their education, reduce travel and maintain their health and safety.


The Team
Sean Baldwin Head of Geography (Group Leader), Ken Phillips (Deputy Head), Steve Jones (Head of Construction), Lee Randell (Construction Teacher),  two members of staff from Screw-Fix, three from RCT Homes and five dedicated construction students  Antony Ramsey, Matthew Logan, Ashley Moses, Lloyd Davies and Sean Barlow.  

Family Fun Night for PONT
Thursday, 05 July 2012 19:28

On Thursday evening Pontypridd High School held a Family Fun Night at Sardis Rugby Club to raise money for Project Team Africa. The night was a huge success with activities for all the family to enjoy, a disco, a raffle with lots of exciting prizes and an auction of a signed Wales rugby shirt which, after a tense couple of minutes, raised a fantastic

Uganda visit proves life changing
Saturday, 25 February 2012 08:30

Twenty five students and staff from Pontypridd High School, Hawthorn High School and Bryncelynog Comprehensive returned this week from a life changing visit to Uganda.
The focus of the trip was to visit schools twinned through the PONT Scheme.
During the ten days in Uganda they visited different projects including:
A girl's hostel which is currently in the process of being built. Foundations have been laid in preparation for another visit from members of Pontypridd High School's Construction Department who will assist with the completion of the building.
Primary schools and secondary partner schools where gifts were distributed and english lessons taught in classes of up to 180 pupils.
Sharing Opportunity which supports local orphans, gifts and clothing were distributed.
Namatala, a slum of 25,000 people. Here stationary donations were given to the primary school.
A wildlife reserve where the visitors caught sight of the rare white rhino.
Although the journey via Amsterdam and Rwanda was exhausting, it was an experience they will never forget.
On the flight home the pilot made an announcement to thank everyone for their contribution on the visit stating that he was proud to be Welsh!

Uganda October 2010
Saturday, 06 November 2010 11:18

Taking off on the October 21, four students (Alice, Bruno , Carys  and Courtney , all in Year 13) and two teaching staff (Mr S Baldwin and Mrs Brencher) travelled across the globe to land in Uganda, joined by eight others from RCT.

Throughout the week, the main focus was to visit our partner school, Bubutu Secondary and become integrated within the school. We sat in lessons, took part in debates, watched drama and musical performances, built a library and helped to plant 100 trees for the

PONT -PHS pupils to visit Uganda
Tuesday, 21 September 2010 13:13

Four lucky Sixth Form students will be making a very exciting journey to Uganda in October to visit our partner school, Bubutu Secondary, in Mbale.

Alice Davies, Bruno Sussat, Courtney Pritchard and Carys Oliver will be accompanied by Mrs Brencher and Mr Baldwin. They will be staying for 10 days to help out at the school.

The visit is being be paid for by the British Council Curriculum Bid, however, there will be a series of fundraising activities taking part at PHS to raise funds for additional projects. We will keep you posted.