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African Tippy Tap Project

Mrs Weightman's class helped develop our African Keyhole Garden by planting some red onion bulbs.  They also helped build an African Tippy Tap. (  This will allow all the children to be able to wash their hands using running water.  The children also enjoyed having a supply of water next to the mud pit :-).


Picture 1 Gambian child using a tippy tap
Picture 2 Tippy Tap Instructions (
Picture 3 Planting red onions in our African Keyhole Garden
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Picture 6 We first dug deep holes.
Picture 7 We then filled them with gravel and soil.
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Picture 10 Sam tied a knot to make the lever.
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