Dominase

Sell-out Barn Dance raises over £1,000 for Dominase

Posted on Sun, 04/02/2018 - 8:57pm

And a great time was had by all!

Over 100 people packed into the magnificent Tithe Barn at Ditcham on Saturday 20th January and raised money for Buriton’s sister community of Dominase, over 3,000 miles away in rural Ghana, West Africa.

Live music from the popular Rampagers kept everyone on their toes all evening and the whole event went with a swing.

Book soon for one of Buriton's big Barn Dances

Posted on Wed, 29/11/2017 - 4:18pm

In the amazing Tithe Barn at Ditcham on Saturday 20th January (7pm til 11pm).

Dust off your dancing shoes and blow away those January blues: one of Buriton’s big barn dances is coming soon …

This event will be held in the amazing Tithe Barn at Ditcham on Saturday 20th January (7pm til 11pm) with live music from the popular Rampagers and a cash bar.

 

‘Bygone Buriton’ Calendar for 2018 – last chance to order

Posted on Sat, 11/11/2017 - 4:18pm

There’s a new twist to the calendar for 2018 – but it’s an old twist: “Bygone Buriton”

Each month will provide a picture of the parish from a bygone era – photographs from across the last century.

 

And, as usual, at about 8 by 12 inches (A4 size), each page provides plenty of room to note all your commitments for next year.

 

Quiz Night raises almost £1,500 for Dominase

Posted on Sat, 11/11/2017 - 4:07pm

Thanks to the generosity of villagers and sponsors, school libraries in Buriton’s sister village are likely to benefit from another boost of books

With almost 120 people packed into the village hall in October, Paul and Jill Martin provided another entertaining evening which teased everyone’s brain cells whilst raising hundreds of pounds for projects in Dominase.

A short presentation before the start of the quiz illustrated the impressive range of achievements which the small charity has completed over the last twelve months – and explained the priority for funding for 2018.

Schoolchildren learn lessons from Dominase

Posted on Sat, 11/11/2017 - 4:04pm

Diamonds Class use Buriton’s link with Ghana to find out about “Ourselves and Our World”

 

Children in Years R and One got together for a morning in October to look at pictures from Dominase and to consider the conditions in which people live in other parts of the world.

The pictures inspired lots of questions and discussion about the quality of houses, water supplies, toilets and much more.

‘Bygone Buriton’ Calendar for 2018 on sale now

Posted on Sat, 07/10/2017 - 5:27pm

There’s a new twist to the calendar for 2018 – but it’s an old twist: “Bygone Buriton”

Each month will provide a picture of the parish from a bygone era – photographs from across the last century.

And, as usual, at about 8 by 12 inches (A4 size), each page provides plenty of room to note all your commitments for next year.

Some sample pages are illustrated above – and a complete ‘sample’ copy (with an order form) can also be seen in the church.

More books to boost children’s chances in Dominase

Posted on Tue, 11/04/2017 - 10:17am

Buriton's "Village-to-Village" link with Dominase has recently delivered over 2,200 more Supplementary Reading Books to hundreds of cheering schoolchildren.

The books, all approved by the Ghanaian Education Service, were collected from a big publisher in Accra and taken all the way to Dominase.

In the schools in and around Dominase, supplementary reading books can make a big difference to children's opportunities to learn English at an early age - which opens the door to all subsequent learning of other subjects; and to a route out of poverty.

Miss out on English in their early years of education, and the children miss out on life-chance opportunities thereafter - as generations of villagers have done in the past.