What noise does a giraffe make?

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.

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Chris in the classroom

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.

Lou telling the story of Goldilocks to a captivated audience!

Lou telling the story of Goldilocks to a captivated audience!

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.

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Lou in full swing

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?!

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Chris doing P.E. with the juniors

4 thoughts on “What noise does a giraffe make?

  1. Is it a laugh? “Giraffe” is cockney rhyming slang for “laugh”, so maybe they’re just permanently tickled!

    Love to Lagos from London.

  2. Hello Louise and Chris I’m following your feedback and stories with great interest. Enjoy the experience . Give my love to Africa. You will never be the same again.

  3. We are keen to follow your blog and would like to put it on our school website. However I need to contact our administrator first. Rosa and Louise have both visited our school which is St. John’s Catholic Primary in Poulton le Fylde.

    • Hi, it would be great to put the link to this blog on your school website so that the children stay in touch with what’s going on. I know Louise will want to share her experience when she visits St John’s in the new year. This whole experience highlights the ‘just one world’ perspective of who we are, doesn’t it? Makes you think too….

      Thanks for your interest and support!

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