Students Return from Uganda for Day Visit

Posted on Jun 7, 2013
Miles and Jessica in Uganda

Miles and Jessica in Uganda

Miles and Jessica 2 Miles and Jessica 3

One of the students Miles, Jessica and family have been helping

Some of the students Miles, Jessica and family have been helping

Two former Broadland High School students will be sharing their Ugandan experiences when they return to the school for a day in June.

 

Jessica and Miles Lilley (aged 15 and 13 respectively) have been living in Uganda with their parents, self-funded missionaries for the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

 

And during their brief visit back to the UK the children will be spending time with their old friends at Broadland, sharing their experiences and catching up with events at the school.

 

During their time in Uganda the children have both been teaching local children whilst keeping up with their own home-schooling. They have each experienced working in Uganda’s industries – Jessica at a fashion design/ tailoring business and Miles with an electronics business.

 

The family, who used to live in Rackheath, have also visited orphanages, schools and street children in the capital Kampala.

 

Mum, Vanessa Lilley said she was incredibly proud of the hard work and self-sacrifice Jessica and Miles have put in: “Our time here in Uganda has been full of variety and all of us have learnt a lot about life, culture and human nature.”

 

Broadland High School Headteacher, Mrs Dallas said she was looking forward to welcoming Miles and Jessica back to the school on 19th June : “Miles and Jessica are sadly missed at Broadland and it will be a pleasure to have them spend a day with us, give them an opportunity to catch up with their old friends and share their experiences with us all.”

 

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