We had an early start this morning to get a good start on our new plastering project in the vocational part of the school. The vocational college allows students to develop and learn skills and trades that allow them to find work within the community, such as engineering, hairdressing, building and car mechanics.
Once again we had a lovely breakfast prepared by Norah (and her cute baby) before setting off to the school. At the school we split into two teams, one to complete the various art murals and the other to take on the first day of plastering at the vocational college. There are four unfinished classrooms at the college in need of either plastering or having floors and windows put in. We started learning the difficult splatting plastering technique the fundees (a cool word for builder) taught us. After a lot of struggle to keep the plaster on the walls and the lack of equipment, we finished one wall.
The other team which was at work on the various art murals made amazing progress in completing the school hall mural. The art team (comprised manly of Mr Peebles, Honor and Daisy) did an amazing job and despite only having six inches of paint brush between them, the hall mural looked stunning, the blackboard surrounded by unicorns, birds and both the British and Ugandan flag.
After lunch we had an hour practice of our 'circumcision dance' which we are performing in our cultural exchange tomorrow. The Ugandans found our attempts hilarious as usual, but despite British hip stiffness, we all had a good go at it and had a laugh.
In the evening we did a rehearsal of our songs dances and poems for the cultural exchange which promises to be a roaring success!
Thank you all for writing comments, which where again read out in hilarious accents by Mr Peebles, although at the time of writing this blog the Sprague sisters are still waiting for a comment!
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