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.
The kids can’t get out of the door quickly enough at lunchtime
Teacher Lise has a birthday party with the Olng’arua kids
Nothing’s stopping this wee chap getting a medal on Sports Day
We don’t have any swings or slides, climbing frames or sand pits; Olng’arua School doesn’t have any outdoor play equipment…. or does it? The children seem to find plenty in the natural environment around the school to climb on, swing from, dig in and slide down.
Andy and and some of the many medal winners at the first ever Olng’arua School sports day (organized and run by Andy).
Women from the local community having fun at their weekly adult learning class. They are learning to read and write.