Update January 2020 : Having received full approval from the Home Office we welcomed a family of five on June 13th 2019. The three children were 7 (girl), 5 (boy) and 18 months (girl). The two eldest children started school at Barnett Wood Infants just five days after landing and just loved being in school. With a great team of volunteers we were able to start teaching Mum and Dad English over the summer holidays and engage the children in various play activities which encouraged them to learn English. In September the 7 year old girl moved up to Greville School and has continued to do really well in school. The youngest girl turned 2 in September and started at Barnett Wood Pre-School, she loves going to "school" each day.
The eldest girl turned 8 in September and is now part of Ashtead Ballet School, Brownies and is taking swimming lessons on a Friday. The boy turned 6 in January, he enjoys foodtball and swimming lessons.
Mum and Dad are working hard at their English. They both attend Kingston College and also do extra lessons outside of this to fast track their learning. They were both moved up in their English classes at Christmas which is great progress.
The family have been welcomed so warmly in to Ashtead and have developed lots of friendships. ACCT are so grateful for the warm welcome that has been extended to them and are enjoying seeing the family settle so well in to Ashtead and rebuilding their lives.