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Newman School is proud to have a link with Open Air School, Durban, South Africa. The schools have a shared history, as Newman was originally built as an open air school, in the belief that children with health problems would benefit from working outdoors, and having lots of fresh air. There are clear similarities in the original design of both buildings. A member of staff from Newman was lucky enough to visit the Durban school during the summer. Some Key Stage 4 children have already been emailing each other , and both schools look forward to building on these links.