Today students visited a local farm that focuses on simple organic sustainable farming methods. Students learnt how a keystone garden is constructed. Everyone will have an opportunity to construct their own keystone garden later this week. One lucky student was given the chance to pick grass out of a container full of cow dung. The manure can then flow down pipes, stored and later used to fertilise crops. It was an engaging interactive experience that gave students insight into the lives of Tanzanian people and how innovative farming methods can improve people’s lives.
Next, students visited Nasareiti Primary School. We saw the work started by BSB students two years ago, work that is now completed. The next step for the school is to develop a plot of land that can be used to grow crops so the school will have a sustainable supply of food. Today students worked hard to clear the land of rocks. It was tough work but everybody contributed with a positive attitude, we witnessed great examples of team-work from the students today.
Update from: Mr. Darren Byrne, Science Teacher