We walked to school this morning with great anticipation! It was a beautiful day and as we got closer to school we could hear the buzz of excitement from the children. They were all coming out on to the school field for our farewell assembly. Some were carrying chairs on the heads for the staff, … Continue reading Our last day in Kenya
Today was extremely busy! Mrs Hooper was training teachers with Mrs Kimani on behalf of the British council. Miss Shelmerdine and Mrs Davies as well as James Occleston, Jill Adams and Jayne Chapman were at Egerton. The rest of the books gifted by children at our school were presented to the children. They were delighted! 😃 The adults … Continue reading Monday in Njoro
Today was inspirational and challenging too. The team were invited to visit 3 schools, all who have partnerships with Cheshire schools, to observe teaching, learn about the journey of the school and their challenges: Njguini Primary School This school has just started their link with Peover Primary School. This school was ‘born’ just 4 years … Continue reading Our fifth day in Kenya
Today has been completely different. We ventured out of the classroom and experienced a school visit to Lake Nakuru today. We were shown the teaching block which has an outdoor amphitheater for lessons! As part of the children’s learning they take part in a visit to this national park to learn about the lake and … Continue reading And now for something completely different… Day 4 in Kenya!
Today began with the painting crew heading off to school and Mrs Hooper, Miss Shelmerdine and Mrs Davies with the teachers from Little Bollington and St Mary’s in Middlewich joined teachers and Headteachers for a training session. This training was led by Mrs Hooper and Mrs Kimani. It focused on the strength of the partnerships … Continue reading A busy third day in Kenya
Today has been another very busy day! It began with Miss Shelmerdine and Mrs Davies going on a bear hunt with the Reception children! They squealed with delight as they went on their journey around the school compound – especially when the bear became a lion! We have a video to share on our return! … Continue reading Day 2 in Kenya!
Today began with us being woken at 6am by excited children hurrying to school! We walked to school heavily laden with books from our families and teaching materials. We walked past the Tatton houses which are student accommodation and Tatton Farm, before reaching the gates of Egerton Primary School. We were greeted by Mrs Kimani, the Headteacher, … Continue reading Our First Day in School!
After arriving at Manchester Airport at 2pm on Saturday and travelling via car, two planes, bus and boat, we safely arrived in Njoro early on Sunday morning. We’ve already seen zebra’s, many colourful birds and a few hippos! This morning (Monday) we arrived at Egerton School Njoro and were warmly greeted with a welcome song … Continue reading We have arrived in Njoro!
Back in 2015 The Egerton Schools’ Foundation were able to secure a grant from The British Foreign Schools’ Society to support Egerton in Kenya to develop their own library. In addition it funded training for teachers, a peer mentoring scheme and supports parents in hearing their children read. Although the grant has enabled the school to buy … Continue reading The Gruffalo’s going to Njoro!