Class one is the first classroom we built. It used to house the whole school but now it is the classroom for the youngest groups, the squirrels (5 and 6 year olds) and the rhinos (7 and 8 year olds). However it has remained the heart of the school, this is where visitors always come …
This morning, as I was opening up the school, I watched the full moon setting over the Il’Ngwesi hills, so beautiful.
I walked into class one just as the squirrel group (5 and 6 year olds) rushed out for milk break. A group of them had been sitting around this table with a large sheet of paper and some crayons, doodling.
Today some of the Olng’arua School children spent the afternoon observing insects that live by the river, this group are drawing dragonflies.
Watching the sunrise next to class two at Olng’arua School.
Metian read a story about an elephant to the class today.
There was a beautiful double rainbow over the school today.
We are feeding all the children in the community from the Olng’arua School kitchen, weekdays, weekend and holiday, during this hard drought. The amazing cooks produce rice, beans and greens for up to a hundred every lunch time in this tiny little mud walled kitchen. The kids don’t mind where it comes from though, they …
Baby goats are endlessly curious, and these three were no exception. Given half a chance I think they would have happily munched through several text books and a few pencils, all in the name of investigation…. something we like to encourage in most of our kids, but perhaps not these ones!
Some of the children have been learning about herbivores and put up a small display about it.
The Owl and the Pussy Cat by Edward Lear proved to be very popular in this English class. Just what is a runcible spoon?
Today we have been making hats!
Natunini seems to be enjoying her English lesson.
There were elephants on the playing field today, they often come into the marsh at night but today they came a bit early. Maybe they wanted to play football with us.