We have had a busy few days in Mombasa and also at Unity School. We had a productive meeting with our Contractor who hands over the new building on Thursday, when we will have an official opening. The new classrooms are spacious and cool, and the new toilet blocks have 8 toilets and washbasins in the girls and boys blocks. Tomorrow we are taking 90 pupils, 8 teachers and us 3 to Fort Jesus for a school outing. We had a meeting with Dr Luke who looks after the medical care of all pupils and he and his wife will be attending the official opening. More soon.
Back to the bookshops in Mombasa – that were closed for lunch last time we tried, Successfully spent nearly £1000 on text books thanks to Dan and Katrina’s wedding guests. It took 3 hours but we were supplied with coconut water and conversations on Imran Khan’s time as a Sussex cricket player!. Back at school we did more volumes of prisms- using some the girders from the new roof as examples, Then singing again, ready for Thursday’s prayer day with grade 8. Karyn did a session on phonics with the lower primary teachers. – they will soon be speaking the Queen’s English!
Students from Aga Khan Academy – Global Encounters Project, have been working with Unity School children on Music, Dance, Art, Drama, Public Speaking and, of course, football. Not many of these subjects are on the curriculum and resources so limited. On Monday they will showcase all that our pupils have achieved.
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a very successful outing today to the old Fort in Mombasa (Fort Jesus), with 90 pupils. Then a visit to the Aga Khan school in Mombasa town, where we met some of their year 11 students, who have been visiting and helping some of our Unity School pupils. It’s great to work together with them and their teacher. It had been extremely hot today, around 34c. Tomorrow we have another meeting with the surveyor and the manager of voyager hotel, and then off to Unity School in the afternoon.
We had a really good two full days of NLP training. All teachers and managers attended plus us four from the UK.
The two day Staff Training Event was held at the Voyager Hotel. All teachers were awarded their certificates.