BEACON Hill Primary School welcomed two visitors from its linked school in Kenya.

Washington, the deputy head of Nyabondo School, and Paul spent 10 days both in school and experiencing aspects of British culture, including a visit to the Houses of Parliament with year six, watching a football match and attending the school’s Harvest Festival at St Alban’s Church, in Hindhead.

A school spokesman said: “Children had the opportunity to ask the visitors questions and learnt about the similarities and differences between our schools and environments.

“Pupils in year five were fascinated to hear about the wild animals of Kenya and surprised to learn that domestic pets do not feature in Kenyan households.

“In fact, favourite animals such as cows are more likely to be kept in the house!”

Two teachers from Beacon Hill will shortly be completing this year’s exchange by flying to Kenya to spend time at Nyabondo, where they will assist with methods and resources for teaching phonics and writing and to see the impact of continued fundraising by Beacon Hill parents and children.