Monday, 23 July 2018

Football... it’s coming home?!

After a rather tired wake up and breakfast we all arrived at the school and attended some lessons, which we all really enjoyed. Year 9 took part in a technical drawing lesson which, after realising it wasn't an art lesson, we all found interesting. We all loved learning maths in a very different way. Year 10 learned about African climates in a geography and year 11 sat a religion lesson where they learned about traditional East African beliefs, which they found very different but still interesting.  

We then all went for project work. The plastering team kept going with the classroom. Our splatting techniques all improved massively, however the skill of keeping all our cloths immaculate, which the fundies (Ugandan builders) have completely mastered, are still as unimpressive as when we began. The gardening team, despite a few walls falling over shaped set backs, continued to finish the key hole gardens- filling them with more soil and making the first efforts to dampen the soil. 

After lunch we then had a football match against pupils from KCS, and in true Ugandan style we only found out about it this morning. Even with a team of very mixed abilities we all gave it our all. We made some dramatic saves (notably mine which was with my chest and completely winded me) and tackles and did all we could, but after a devastating  3-1 defeat I must report that sadly its still not coming home, just yet. Despite this, the whole experience was amazing for everyone: from the team taking part and playing to the rest of the cohort who watched from the sidelines and talked to some Ugandan children (about all sorts of interesting things!). 

On arrival back at camp Fred we all had time to have a much needed rest before an amazing dinner of beef (but Sophie G thinks it was goat)  stew and noodles. 

Blog by Lucy A (spellings were checked by Sophie G) 

Daisy Sissons: Hi Mum and Rob, hope everything's going okay and this weekend wasn't too stressful hahahaha - also would u mind doing me a massive favour? Please could u text Charlie (Rob has his number) and say hi and hope he's okay and stuff from me ? Thank you xxxx love youuu 

Sophie G: hope you're having a lovely one on the Danube please may you bring me back something pleaseeeeeeee  (preferably food) 😘😘😘😘😘

The Spragues : parents, PLEASE JUST READ THE BLOG πŸ˜”










16 comments:

  1. Nice splatting progress guys - shame about the football, but quite frankly it wouldn't be recognisable as English football with a different result ....I'm v.interested to know more about the lessons you had - subject content and style of teaching - Sprague girls ....I can only offer to slip off my teacher 'hat' and put an adoptive parent 'hat' on if desired and try and make appropriate comments??!! I'll leave that one with you .....but are you wearing your hats and applying enough suncream??!!

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  2. Kristian.....please send us a comment so we know you are OK. love Mum and Dad (well Dad just thinks I worry too much!!) xx

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  3. I do hope Mr Peebles joined in with the football. He LOVES running around a playing field! (Or did he sketch the whole affair instead?) Loving the updates...

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  4. Shame about the football but again seems like you are having fun. What has happened to your knee Elliot?

    Also Kristian your Mum and Dad want to know if you have become a mute as you haven’t commented yet also where is your mosquito repellent hat your mum bought you πŸ˜‚.

    Keep up the good work all of you and looking forward to news when you head out of town.

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  5. Sophie we bought you a bag and a t shirt for Sam. Please could Sam and Kristian send a message to their patents. Preferably not about food. Lots and lots of love xxxxx

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  6. Samantha Phillips23 July 2018 at 14:29

    Hi team; it's the taking part that counts��!! The splatting looks like fun but hard work and a lot to be done. We hope you are having fun still. Lots of exciting and more relaxing things to look forward to! Still sunny here!
    Daisy message received and conveyed to C, all good !!
    Lovely pictures today. Looking forward to the next instalment Mum and Rob x

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  7. Hey great team work Lu & Sophie spellcheck; 3-1 is a dignified defeat: Am fascinated by how the upper part of the wall gets splatted: Await with interest the next installment , lots of love from mum & dad ( in Georgia) Gran sends her love to you all xx😊😊

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  8. I am fascinated also by the splatting wall and how it will be covered further up... please find out!
    Edie, we have enjoyed seeing you in the dancing yesterday and seeing you in a photo today. So glad you are having a good time and seeing and doing so many amazing things. Miss you and love you, Mum, Dad, Hamish and Ivan 😘

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  9. Lisana Summerskill: Great blog. I read it just before flying back to England. Daisy you are still hiding in photos. I know you are busy working in your sketch book but take a break and a photo please. I was very sad to say goodbye to Kristin and the family. George and Harry got on so well, like old friends back in Hong Kong. Keep up the good work PGS.
    Ps. Hope food ok. Sounds like lots of peas... I’d love that.
    Lisanna. Xx

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  10. Max Summerskill : that football pitch looks the same as Southsea Common ! Still a heatwave here so I’ve cancelled the holiday to Portugal .... let’s hope it continues .... trying to spot Daisy in the photos, not easy! Max xx

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  11. Great blog and looks like a challenging football pitch to play on! Sophie Hamer hope you are taking lots of photos and still enjoying all the hard work!

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  12. Miranda & Denis24 July 2018 at 09:38

    Sprague, S&F: all blog read and caught up with, now that we have good WiFi in Siglufjordur. You’d like it here: 8 degrees, drizzle and fog, but daylight nearly all the time...very weird, keep forgetting if it’s day or night, but it doesn’t matter, as all meals are herring! Look forward to when you write the blog. M&D

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  13. Glad to see you're all having a good time. Hope all's well.

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  14. Albert here, too bad about the football, maybe you could teach them some hockey and give them a fair challenge at that? Loving the squad t-shirts though.

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