Although a slightly older news item, this outlines news from the Head Teacher at Old Basing Infant School, talking about a Uganda day at the school earlier this year:
“We had a very successful Uganda Day which included presentations on our trip to different community groups, a Ugandan style lesson, beautiful paintings on the bark cloth and some great coffee art amongst other things. I also wore my outfit that I had made in Uganda. Our Year 2 children are also obsessed with making friendship bands and have little sales now and again to raise money for Katakala. It is lovely to see them so energised to help.
“I have also heard from Irene and had photos showing the progress of work so far at the school. The new swings are in and being used and the wiring to the teachers’ houses is also in. They are just waiting to be connected. It was lovely to hear that things have happened so quickly. I know things have moved along well for the church projects with pig sties being built, training on pig keeping having taken place and pigs now purchased!
“I’ve attached some pictures that give you a flavour of our day. The ‘Ugandan’ lesson was with 90 children to simulate a large class and involved copying chanting and rote learning. They were learning to count in Lugandan and to say the days of the week. They also got to taste the porridge the children have each day. It was a mix of Year 1 and Year 5 children – 90 in total!”