The school applied for funds to repair the roof of a classroom block, and paint walls. Year 9 pupils of Barnard Castle School, County Durham (independent, co-educational and boarding) were sponsored to learn the names of countries in Africa and donated £300 to GSA, and GSA added £200. Thank you so much, Barnard Castle School! GSA Hon Sec Jo Hallett was able to visit Mother of Mercy School recently (as an active member of the Let’s Read programme) and she reports that the school has been fully repainted and an outbuilding roof replaced. Jo was presented with a live guinea fowl by the delighted teachers!