The first half of this ‘summer’ term has gone well. Only 5 weeks in, and Mwana our principal, reports that the children have settled back quickly and continue to be as keen as ever to learn. They love their 2 new, airy and re-configured classrooms - new construction which we undertook during the Easter holidays. This week we paid for three of our teachers to attend a local teacher-training seminar.
Tomorrow, 5th June, is World Environment Day, and we’re pledging to donate £2.00 for every purchase you make over this weekend to planting more trees. This time we want fruit trees, namely mango and avocado. Both provide nutritious fruit, excellent shade and each tree off-sets approximately 500 Kg of CO2 over ten years (a conservative estimate).
Team Bushbells with the tailors and some of the senior school children will be doing their ‘beach clean’ on Tuesday 8th June, to mark World Ocean Day. It’s not too late to stop the harm of single use plastic, and certainly their continued involvement carries this vital message back to their own communities.
“If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people” ~ Chinese Proverb.
Enjoy the warmth of summer to come!