Friday, 27 May 2011

Tanzanian Travels Pt3

On Wednesday we visited lots of different schools but we had a big celebration at Iwemba School for the opening of their new library and nursery. The children sang, danced and played the drums!!! Lots of people attended including the community education officer, parents and the school committee. Mr Collier, from Seabridge school, was the guest of honour and cut the ribbon marking the opening of the library. We met up with the staff from Church Lane school who had a horrendous 5 hour journey with the roads being very muddy and the car breaking down. We all met up again in the evening and had a meal together.

On Thursday we went to Mikumi Town Primary School and did a seminar for nursery teachers. 6 teachers from local nurseries came to our school and  we talked to them about our school. The biggest shock to them is that we only have about 30 pupils per class and 2 adults. They have between 60 and 110+ with only one teacher!!!!

We shared ideas about teaching showing them things like role-play, games, using the outdoor environment to teach (thank you reception) and the rhymes that year 4 did. They especially liked

Here we go round the animals, animals, animals.
Here we go round the animals on a hot and sunny morning.

This is the way the monkey acts, monkey acts, monkey acts.
This is the way the monkey acts on a hot and sunny morning!

Yesterday we also went to Emmanual's house for lunch and he got his wife's sister to do our hair for us! I think you could see it when we skyped today. Did you also like our dresses??

Emmanual told us that he always has his teachers coming to his house!!



Shavington Primary School said...

Hello to all in Tanzania, so lovely to hear all about your exciting adventures. We loved the skype. The dresses and your braided hair looked beautiful. Was really wonderful to hear the children singing to us, very emotional. Have a safe trip home and love to all. Evie says hi to Miss Cotton!
Lots of love Mrs Nicholls

Anonymous said...

It was great to see you both and the children in Mukumi Town Primary School. Their singing was lovely. Have a safe journey home.
Mr Mitchell