Friday, 16 September 2016

Grade 2 Paralympics.

After the wonderful achievement of the 14 year old Ntando Mahlango at the Rio paralympics and the discussion it lead to, I decided to organise a mini paralympics for grade 2. We had lots of fun.

Ntando ran the 200m in just under 24 seconds - so first we tried to see how far we could run in the same time - which was just over 100 meters!

Next we had a pass a bean bag race without any arms..

The blind race was fun!

Then we threw and caught with only one arm. As well as using only our feet to throw with.

Lastly, there was the blind throwing - it was interesting to see how each child managed to improve their accuracy with practice.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Back home in South Africa

It has been wonderful travelling the world, but it is always best to come home!

We arrived to delicious hot chocolate and good old Ouma rusks! I told my class the proper way to eat a rusk is to dunk it - even though I never do - some agreed with me and others not!

Sudharshan loved dunking his rusk!

Monday, 5 September 2016

Hannah and Vyal our shopkeepers

These two were so efficient that I hardly had to supervise at all. Well done!

Curry, Rangoli patterns and Mendhi

On Friday we had a wonderful day, ending off our time in India. In groups we made chicken curry from scratch. We used the amazing rocket stoves lent to us by Liams dad, to cook on. They worked so well. Once the curry was cooked each child made their own roti. The children were so proud of themselves and everyone agreed that the curry was delicious. I was delighted that most children had more than one helping. Even better...there were no cuts or burns!!

After break, we made Rangoli patterns and had some fun with Mendhi.

I have to say that this was one of my highlights of 2016 so far!