Hello everybody back in the UK. We just want to say thank you for all your thoughts, messages and prayers for us. We really appreciate it.
So what have we been up to…..So far this week we have spent 2 days in both the primary and secondary schools actually teaching, or trying to! Monday morning we had planned an outdoor PE lesson but we seem to have brought the English weather with us and it was tipping it down (that’s hot rain, not cold!). This meant we had to quickly think on our feet and plan a lesson for the classroom. I bet they’ve never seen a heart and the circulatory system drawn like that before.
Question: Does anybody know what noise a giraffe makes? Old McDonald had a farm really does take on a different flavour here. We moved onto safer ground with, ‘I am the Music man’ but undoubtedly the favourite was Goldilocks and the 3 bears.
This morning had been quite interesting for us to see our abilities to cope in unfamiliar situations. It’s clear that everyone is learning from this trip, ourselves, the teachers and the children too. Even after a week and a half we know we’re communicating better with everyone.
Had a few mishaps today, after talking about how Nigerians are always late, our taxi driver surprised us by being on time and sat patiently waiting for us – it seems we are becoming more Nigerian by the day.
Lou managed to destroy the classroom by knocking the chalkboard off the wall during an enthusiastic demonstration of the Gulf Stream. Chris fared no better in football practice, being hacked down in a spectacular tackle. We think he may have been showing off too much!
Despite causing our own havoc, everyone in the whole school apologised to us today. Perhaps they mean, please don’t destroy our school and bleed here?!