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This half term our Christian Value is Kindness.


We are a happy, family school with strong Christian values. We all work together to promote a love of learning where children succeed and reach their full potential. We hope you enjoy your visit.Hanley Swan Primary School is part of the Hanley and Upton Educational Trust

Maweni Primary Visit

Since our recent visit to Maweni we have updated the Maweni page with more photos, information and film clips. Please take a look.

The page can be found under the ‘Community’ heading.


Our friendship with Maweni Primary is very special. The relationship between the staff in both schools is incredible. Together we learn so much. On Monday 18th November at 3:20pm Mr Bundy and Mrs Drinkwater will be hosting a talk about the link. They will be updating everyone on the support that we provide academically and financially. Talking about some of the new things that they saw and did in Maweni and giving a brief run through on many of the ways that we can learn from Tanzania to help combat climate change and environmental issues. 


Live, learn, laugh and love, these are 4 words that sum up our whole experience here in Maweni. 


We are living each day to the full. Visiting the classrooms, checking out the success of the projects, eating traditional African food grown and prepared with our amazing Maweni friends and creating magical memories. 


We are learning so much from the staff and children at Maweni. Sharing educational ideas and resources, developing a better understanding of our cultures and helping each other on how our pupils can become better global citizens. 


We are laughing all the time. Laughing with pupils about how we do things or our attempt to speak Swahili. Laughing with Maweni staff about differences in how we live our lives and simple jokes and actions. 


We love them and they love us. The friendship between the two schools is unmeasurable. The love we share is untenable. They have nothing and yet they give us so much. We have distributed all of the lovely gifts that you donated and the children and staff have expressed huge gratitude for stationery that will support their learning and help them access a better education.


 This year we have taught a science lesson and made and played with bubbles. The children and staff of Maweni have never seen or played with bubbles before, so you can imagine the fun, laughter, learning and smiles that every child (and teacher) had. 


The projects are going from strength to strength and this year we have used some of our fundraising money to boost the numbers of chickens. We have also bought new exercise books for every pupil, paper, card and basic teaching resources. They are all very thankfuul. 


Thank you everyone that supports our friendship with Maweni. It is a very strong partnership that makes a massive difference to every child and adult involved.