Mr Ralston visited our class on Friday and gave a very interesting talk to the class about his visits to Kenya. Through the Boys Brigade organisation and their fundraising, Mr Ralston was able to make several visits to Kenyan schools and children centres to help them to improve their facilities. In a powerpoint he showed us some of the people and children he was able to help.
Mr Ralston told us a lot about the everyday life of the Kenyan people he met and the amazing experiences he had on safari and when visiting the Mara Maasai Game Reserve. He passed around several Kenyan artefacts and Kenyan money.
The class thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and the children asked many good questions throughout. Mr Ralston was impressed with the class and commented on their good knowledge of Kenya and their obvious enthusiasm to learn more.
On Wednesday’s open morning, the class had a chance to show off all their inter-disciplinary learning from our term’s topic on Kenya. Thank you to parents who managed to come along to this event. For those that were unable to make it, here are a few photos of our classroom displays.
Another try at jumping as high as a Maasai Warrior!
Matilda, Goldilocks, Iron Men, Captain Hook, Fantastic Mr Foxes, a Pirate and a Bridesmaid came to school today!
We have been learning about the Maasai people and their culture and in Art we made these Maasai Warriors. The Maasai men are famous for their amazing jumping skills. The class had fun trying to jump as high as they could on the spot. It was difficult!
We have been looking at Kenyan lifestyles. Most Kenyans live in big cities like Nairobi or Mombasa. In rural Kenya, people live in small houses. Some of these houses are made from mud.
James, our janitor worked with the class in small groups to build our own mud house.