Today the Leopard group are in the dinning hall, a lovely cool space, to tackle some math problems.
Even the toilets at Olng’arua School are photogenic!
There was a lovely sunset over the school this evening. For 9 months of the year we hardly ever see a cloud, something that many of my friends in Scotland would envy, but just a few of them seem to add to the the beauty of the sky.
I found three of the Leopard group studying English today. They looked very serious and intent on their work. However, evidence that at least one of them had recently been out rolling in the dust of the local red soil is evident on Moijo’s head. Work hard play hard!
Today the Lion group had a story telling session, they developed their stories using words and pictures. Here are some of the results.
Elephants are a wonderful part of our local ecosystem, but normally they don’t go through areas where there are people until after dark (when they rightly guess that most of us are asleep in our houses). It was a treat to meet this lady so close to the school in daylight.
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!