In July, the school enjoyed a trip to the new National Assembly building in Banjul which was opened in 2014. It is one of the most expensive and sophisticated buildings in The Gambia. The children enjoyed a tour of the building and it was the first time many had experienced using a lift. The most important part of the visit was being taken to the sitting hall of the parliamentarians where the fuctions of the National Assembly, the making of laws, the functions of the Speaker and how he is appointed were explained. The children were fortunate to meet the Speaker himself. What a privilege! Honourable Abdoulie Bojang is a former teacher. He was very impressed to hear that we are a charity school. He spoke to the children and advised them to make best use of the opportunity they have at Seedlings. He emphasized the importance of education for children whom he said are the hope of the country for the future.
From the National Assembly the school went to the Arch. Arch 22 was built between 1994 and 1996 by the then Military Government of Lieutenant Yaya Jammeh and his Armed Forces Provisional Ruling Council. It is at the very entrance of the city of Banjul and has become the face of Gambia. Many children and even teachers have never climbed this arch so you can imagine the joy of everyone at this opportunity.