Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Finishing touches

Hi guys, it's Daisy Sissons  writing the blog today, hope everyone has had a good day. 

So, first thing this morning we had a delicious samosa and toast breakfast - the Nutella was brought out but unfortunately due to the nut allergies it was taken away :( 

Then we walked to KCS and began the projects. The library is well on the way to being very organised and nearly all the books are numbered. The art team finished the wall mural (a pattern of fruit and vegetables and huge green leaves). The wall looks fab! And finally I was doing gardening, we had a very successful morning, splatting the mud and water concoction into the unstable areas of the wall.  We completed the keyhole gardens and planted them with carrots, onions, green peppers and eggplants. Then we went back to Camp Fred, and had a rather British lunch consisting of potato salad, lettuce, avocado and tomato ( it was sooo nice). 

Then we walked back to the school, the walk to the school is really dusty and today we saw 5 builders throwing red bricks up to each other like they were feathers. 
Once at the school some of the pupils engaged in a passionate debate about climate change and the economic role of developed and developing countries! It was really interesting to hear some of the views expressed by pupils of KCS. 

Then for dinner we had cabbage and Irish potatoes, (slightly like deep fried potatoes) which were like food from the gods. 

Everyone is super sleepy here but very excited about the safari ! 

Hope everyone is well 

Will : Nora's cooking is better than yours xx

Everyone else has gone to bed so more comments tomorrow.


  1. Congrats on such excellent progress with all of the projects - it sounds like you have all made a real difference and I am really looking forward to hearing about all you have learned and experienced and to get your thoughts on further developing our link as Partners in Learning with KCS.

    But first - a well earned break and new adventures!! I hope that you all have a wonderful time.

  2. Enjoy your safari guys, what an adventure you’re having xxx

  3. Max Summerskill : my daughter .... she lives ! Bring on the chimps xxxx

  4. Samantha Phillips25 July 2018 at 13:34

    Thank you for the lovely update Daisy! It sounds as if PGS have worked hard and are now ready to play hard!! We are really looking forward to hearing about it all firsthand on your return! Tiki will be coming home next week too . Liv and Joe are in Spain for 2 weeks, sounds like they are having a great time in Barcelona. Weather update: still hot and sunny in the UK. All well at home! Phat G missing you and we do too xx

  5. Enjoy the next stage in your adventure, sounds like you all deserve a bit of a holiday now!!
    Make sure you take lots of photo's Kristian.
    Love Mum xx

  6. Hug a rhino, cuddle a chimp, say hello from me if you meet a hippo xxxx

  7. Well done everybody. What amazing memories you will have of your time at KCS. You all deserve the next few days of adventure and fun exploring other parts of Uganda. Sophie - the Mortimer’s were house-sitting for us for a few days - don’t worry you’ll be seeing them yourself very soon! Love you loads and loads SJ. Mum xxx

  8. Great last photos from the school, we have also been following you on the KCS Facebook page. I am sure you are looking forward to seeing the wildlife, and excited to be embarking on the next part of your trip.
    Elliot - have you remembered you took out a pot of Marmite to share with the others on toast ? Sounds like todays food was a bit more enjoyable.
    Elliot - can you let us know what you want on your WSJ19 hoodies please?
    Have fun everyone - hope you get to spot some wildlife
    Love Mum and Dad (Ps Mario is still alive) xxxx

  9. Well done everyone on the fantastic progress you have made on all your projects. You must be so proud of what you have achieved, and the friendships you have made along the way. Enjoy the well-deserved break and make the most of every moment now - you’ll be home before you know it!
    Edie - lots of love from us all - M&D, H and I xxx

  10. Libs- remember... don’t mess with the hippos!
    Love you loads. Mum xxxx

  11. Hello one and all - pupils, staff and parents.

    After seeing you all again at PGS on Tuesday I have a meeting with Mick Mellows who runs Faith and Football. KCS wants to further develop their football provision and, hopefully, links with Portsmouth Football Club. I am wanting to get your input please as to specific developments at KCS that you think would be of particular benefit. I appreciate that on Tuesday you will simply want to be reunited with your families, hence I am putting out this request for information now.

    Amazingly, I believe that the Faith and Football charity are going to Uganda in the new year - tbc - which could prove fantastic timing for our work.

    Many thanks in advance for your thoughts and ideas - Fiona Nicholson

  12. Love the painting .. wow what vibrant colours ! Before I forget Granny sends lots of love . So jealous of the Safari ! How wonderful ..sounds like you’ve jolly well earnt it ( as granny would say ) ..
    been making marrow chutney like crazy and hot forging ( burns more calories than hot Yoga I reckon ) enjoy your last days . M xx