Common zebra and grevy zebra regularly graze in the school playing field.
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.