The Laux family recently spent their holidays in Zanzibar and decided to visit the nursery school with their children Paul (6) and Agathe (5). This is what the French children said about the visit:
I liked posters helping the children to learn English: the fruits, the letters, the alphabet
I liked taking photographs with the children.
I was surprised that there was so many children in the school
I was surprised that children drank water from a tap outside the classroom
They don't have a kitchen with saucepans and pans
At the toilets, it’s is difficult to target the hole in the floor
We were afraid when we saw a snake in the classroom
I was surprised that children always eat vegetables
I want to give them meat, pizzas and French fries!
I want to give them money so the children can have more things in their houses.
We had a set back at the start of this year because the young German volunteer who was going to help with the project was involved in a car accident and couldn’t travel to Zanzibar as planned. However, we were delighted to share George with Zanzibar Learning 4 Life Foundation and to have his expertise in teaching Maths as well as setting up a curriculum for Safari English Club to follow in preparation for the Standard 6 exams. The children struggle with Maths as it’s not well taught in the school and the after school classes help them with their exams.
Meanwhilte, back in the UK, a big thank you to those who bought tickets for the raffle where Marcus Finch painted an epic African scene with proceeds going to Zanzibar Schools Project. Here is the final painting and Carol, the happy winner!