New Toilet Block – The Start

David and his team are now in Sierra Leone.  Work has started on building  the toilet block.  The pictures below show  the hole for the septic tank dug by local men.


Visit to Ramsey Senior Citizens Club

David was asked along to the Club’s February meeting to talk about the David School and to update members on the changes made since his last visit to the Club. His slide presentation was well received and lots of questions asked afterwards.

Floods in Sierra Leone

Dear All,

Thank you so much for your concern, I have received several messages and thought I should clarify the present situation.

What has happened is terrible but thankfully the school is far enough away from Regent not to have been involved.
I have spoken directly with Alfred and other key people there and am pleased to report that all are safe.

It is school holiday and so children go to stay with relatives all over the country.
We won’t hear about them until school re-opens in early September.


Social Evening on 8th June 2017

The David School Social

Meet fellow Charity supporters in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
Lots of news and views to be exchanged.
Where: The Lion, Herne Road Ramsey St Mary’s PE26 2TB
Easy access and lots of parking space
When: Thursday 8 June 2017 7.00 for 7.30
Cost: £12.50 for two courses or £16.50 for three.
Cream of Tomato Soup
Chicken Goujons with choice of Sweet Chilli, BB or Garlic Mayo dip
Breaded Mushrooms with Garlic Mayo dip and Salad Garnish
Roast Dinner of Beef or Chicken Breast with Roast potatoes, Yorkshire Pudding, Vegetables and Gravy
Crunchy Topped Mushroom, Brie & Cranberry Bake or
Cod with a Crunchy Breadcrumb, Tarragon & Parmesan Topping
Both served with either New or Roast potatoes
Apple Pie with Custard or Cream
Chocolate Fudge Cake with Cream or Ice Cream
Assorted Ice Creams
The Chef, Wendy has asked us to help by identifying potato and dip choices in advance and to make her aware of any special dietary needs or allergies.
Cheques payable to The David School Trust.
Please email your attendance  (     , all food choices and pay on the evening

David Wallwork Champion of Change

On the 26th April, David and his family travelled down to London to attend the  Rotary Champion of Change Awards at the House of Lords.  The event was hosted by Baroness Harris of Richmond and presented by Lord William Hague.  

David was one of this year’s twelve recipients to receive this prestigeous award in recognition of his oustanding volunteer work to improve the lives of others. His local Rotary Club of Ramsey nominated him in the International category with the following suporting statement:

David became aware of the dire conditions in Sierra Leone on a trip there in 2005. It became his aim to provide high quality, free education for the Temne tribe in a rural area of the country, where residents speak their own language and are unable to read or write.

What followed in 2008 was what the locals called ‘The David School’. Since then, the project has seen the opening of a refurbished primary school and newly built secondary school and living accommodation for staff. The site teaches around 360 pupils during the day and offers adult education programmes in the evenings.

The picture shows David receiving his award from Lord Hague alongside Eve Conway of the Rotary Club of Redbridge, President of RIBI for Rotary year 2016/17

Ramsey Junior School

Pupils at the Ramsey Junior School have been collecting tubes of toothpaste and toothbrushes to send out to the children at The David School, Sierra Leone.  The picture shows David Wallwork receiving the huge box of ‘goodies’.  They will all be put to good use.  😆 Thankyou children.

Wilds lodge School Donations

Gifts for the Pupils

The youngsters at Wilds Lodge, an independent specialist boarding and day school for boys aged between 5 and 18 in Rutland, have filled over 370 shoe boxes with gifts, that is one for every child in the school.

David has collected these from the school, and they will be shipped out to Sierra Leone in the next few days. Our thanks to all the pupils and staff involved.

More pictures are available to view under the Photographs tab.

Soap Donations by Peterborough Ortons Rotary Club

Soap for David’s School – Autumn 2016

Club Bought from Morrisons 360
Donated by Morrisons 32
Donated by Aldi 96
Donated by Sainsburys 40
Donated by Liz 18

Donated by Orton Hall Hotel Various small bars
Donated by Deena Various small bars
Donated by Les Various small bars

Donated by Menna 12 Tubes of Toothpaste.