First full day in Kenya

Having had a good sleep in a comfy bed, it was our first full day in Nakuru.

To start with, waking up to sunshine and warmth was a novelty! After breakfast, we had an interesting journey through the Kenyan countryside. Lots more goats and donkeys! Very rough, busy roads. Never again will I complain about the few potholes in our roads!

We arrived at Sachawagn High School where we were given a warm welcome by the staff and met the head teacher in his office. Our primary hosts joined us and took us across the cow field to the Nguzu Primary School where we met the staff and the 800 pupils!

Ms Lee and I spent the day being shown around the classrooms of approx 50 children in each room. We saw them learning Maths, English, Social Studies…….so life in Kenya may not be so different to life in Scotland. We visited the early years classes and all the children were delighted to meet our highland cow. I have left a highland cow with them in the depute head’s office. Ms Lee taught some mental maths and I demonstrated Jolly Phonics actions.

We had tea and bread in the depute head’s office at break time, then lunch in the high school. Lunch was rice, kale and beans.

When the primary school finished, we joined the high school where we sang, danced and played games! I was referring a girls’ football match!

We have had an amazing day! Despite our differences, we have found so many similarities!

Ms Lee has sent some photos back to Scotland to be posted on the Connecting Classrooms page, so please have a look at them!