A link has been established between Schlenkar secondary school of Port Loko and the Bishop Bell Church of England School in the UK.
The aim of this link is to enrich the academic opportunities of pupils through an interactive dialogue between learners of the two schools.
Schlenkar was founded on 10 October 1959 by the Church of England to provide education with Christian principals under the auspices of the Anglican Diocese of Freetown and the Northern province of Sierra Leone while the Bishop Bell was opened in 1958 by Princess Margaret with a mission to care for and educate children and it is now a mathematics and computing society school “that aims for excellence, believes in partnership and cares for quality”.
Principal of Schlenker, Chernor Saidu Kamara said that even though the link was in the formative stage there was already a yielding dividend as both schools have the reputation as the leading academic providers in their respective localities.
He explained how they had been forging ahead in the link project since October 2006 when the head teacher of the Bishop Bell school had visited Sclenkar.
Mr Kamara said the Bishop Bell school had provided them with gift and donation to improve the welfare of the pupils, and spoke of the textbooks and fresh water well on campus.
He added that the group of pupils and teachers from the Bishop Bell would visit Schlenkar shortly to set up a small computer suite to make the link a live experience for learners.