Please see updates from our Year 12 students in their 4 different activity groups
Group 1 Ms. Lucy Thompson
Today we carried out their first day of project work. We woke up early to pack up camp at Dolly Bush and then drove to a local village where we split up into 3 teams. Each group worked with a different family and spent the day building them a brand new goat shed. They also installed solar lights into their home and built a smokeless stove which is a unique design developed by BSB students several years ago. At the end of the day each family was given a goat and the students had an opportunity to interview their family to gain more insight into their daily life. In the evening students prepared short presentations about their family to share what they learnt with the group. Tomorrow we are off on Safari away from camp! Sadly this means the next group 1 update will not be possible until Monday.
Group 2 Ms. Sarah Donnelly
We again worked at the Kiwawa Secondary School building site today. They worked in two groups and on two different tasks: completing the cementing of the floors, and plastering the walls in one of the classrooms. Both tasks required a lot of stamina and great teamwork. In total, the floors required upwards of 10 cement mixes to fill, each one taking 20-30 minutes to complete; the walls required less cement but a clear strategy to make the cement stick! Completing the work today was an incredibly proud moment.
Group 3 Mr. Darren Mumford
We have just returned from Safari and a look around some local shopping ventures. We arrived at the Safari Park at 1:00pm and from the first moment the wildlife was plentiful! We were lucky enough to see Zebras, Impala, Giraffes, Wart hogs and Ostriches. We then arrived at our camp and set up for the evening. Unfortunately, during the night there was torrential rain meaning that the camp was partly underwater - to make things worse our trucks got stuck in the mud for a couple of hours! After being helped by a local farmer we then happened to come across a family of elephants. When we left the park we visited a couple of local shops where students were able to buy locally produced goods. Finally we visited a site where recycled products are made by disabled people from the local area.
Group 4 is in the Safari today, no internet.
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