Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Getting to know you

After a warm night pierced by sounds of questionably legitimate snoring, we awoke to a local delicacy prepared by our chef Nora. It was Rolex, a traditional rolled omelette served with bananas, which kicked our day into gear.

Upon arriving at Kikaaya College School, we were promptly split into age groups before plunging into classes with fellow students to learn biology, fine art and geography. The studious note taking abruptly stopped in our geography class when, (under the nose of the teacher), Miss Cross thrust a wad of papers in my face and declared: “You’ve got a message!”. Papers continued to fly between Kikaaya and PG students for the entire lesson. Both cultures discussed their favourite sports, lessons and some other, more interesting topics.

Lessons were followed by another fantastic meal from Norah, before we returned to the school, the team divided into 3 groups and the project work began. We have started building keyhole gardens, painting a mural in the art room and organising the KCS library.

After we finished the first day on the projects, the PGS students and teachers were ushered before a booming drummer and taught the “Circumcision Dance”. After just a few instructions, we launched into a full performance, to the hilarity of the Ugandans.

By Ben.

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17 comments:

  1. Great to see you working as 'Partners in Learning'!! Fantastic photos :)

    Parents - do try to leave a message if you'd like to - Inspire have changed the filter now to enable non-google users to also leave messages.

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  2. Brilliant to see all the great pictures and all the hard work!

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  3. It’s wonderful to hear and see what you are all doing, and it looks as if you are having an experience you will never forget! Look forward to seeing the ‘Circumcision Dance’ performed at PGS on your return!

    Edie - we miss you... it’s very quiet without you! Was yours the ‘questionably legitimate snoring’?! Everyone is well here and sends you lots of love. Mum, Dad, Hamish and Ivan xxx

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  4. Great to see our students studying with their new friends and also working hard. All whilst we are having a relaxing holiday!!
    P.S. please ask Kristian to wear his hat outside.....I have yet to see it in the photo's.
    Hope you are learning lots but enjoying the adventure
    Kay Fraser x

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  5. Such an amazing , once in a lifetime experience....Please tell Daisy the back of the house needs painting when she’s back .... also remind her to wear sunscreen and hat! Have an amazing time everyone. Love from us all xxxx
    Max Summerskill

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  6. It’s wonderful being able to receive regular updates and see the photos and smiling faces all round. The warm welcome you received must have been quite moving. Everyone seems to be fully embracing the experience.

    Hope you are having a great time Sophie - we love you and are proud of what you and your fellow pupils are doing. Keep up the good work!

    Vanessa, Chris and Alex Hamer
    x

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  7. Thanks for the photos and news - it looks like an amazing adventure!!
    Looking forward to the next instalment!! X
    I'm wondering how Daisy Sissons is coping with all the bananas and bees. Sam and Rob x

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  8. Hello everyone! It sounds as though you are working hard and enjoying the new experiences! Norah is clearly feeding you all well! Please ask Ben to make a note of some Ugandan recipes to cook for us all at home! We love getting the updates each day, and seeing what you are all up to!

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  9. Thanks for keeping us in touch with all your news and experiences. It brings back happy memories of 2016, Ben, though I feel bereft of bananas after reading everyone’s blogs! Give my best wishes to Mr Mubiru, Hassan, Lydia and all the staff, and best of luck with organising the KCS Library.

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  10. Hi everyone, great to see you working so hard when we are having such a relaxing time Dad is not wearing anything embarrassing at the moment. Your piano results are in Sophie:)

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  11. Looks amazing, great updates, delighted to see you looking so studious in the classroom, TF4 have got a bye in netball league on Thursday lots of love 😊 xx

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  12. Elliot looks like the dance was fun to learn and perform we look forward to seeing you perform it with your friends. Hope you are enjoying the school experience - remember to write in your journal and take lots of photos love mum and dad xx

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  13. Hooray - looks amazing!! So glad you are having such a great time!

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  14. So glad to hear your news. I’m under strict instructions not to say anything embarrassing so.... looks like you are all earning your keep. Keep up the good work. Lots of love from sunny California. Lisanna. Xx

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  15. It all looks amazing. Lauren, your days says there is still snoring in the house so you are clearly not the culprit! Keep up the good work everyone. I hope you all like bananas as they seem to figure in most of the recipes! Jackie Johnstone

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  16. It looks like there's a wonderful community spirit. That must feel great to be part of. You all seem to be working hard too. Your reward for that hard work is the experience of a lifetime. Our reward is having two weeks peace and quiet :) Message to Libby: Billy, George, Piggy, Poogie and Podge are all well. Henry's India trip updates aren't as good as yours, but he seems fine too.

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