Congratulations to Jake B in Pine Class, this year’s winner of the children’s best question competition. Jake’s question was all about what sorts of things the children at Kafuro Primary School would cook in their new cob oven. The answer was all sorts of different breads. Jake is the winner of a Uganda Cranes football shirt. Ugandan football is on a high at the moment as they have qualified for the African Cup of Nations for the first time in 37 years! As you can imagine, there is tremendous excitement about this in Uganda.
It is also highly likely that Liss pupils and parents will be able to see Uganda play next year as the AFCON games are usually shown live on British TV.
Jake in his Uganda shirt. Note the enormous sunflower in the background!
Yowasi has recently sent Mr Stanley some film of the Kafuro cob oven in action. This is available to view below
Greetings to our friends at Kafuro. We hope you are continuing to enjoy your holidays. This week at Liss we have started creating our own countries. At the heart of each new country are the values that underpin it. Before we began looking at our own countries, we examined British values. They are as follows:
Democracy: this means that the people in Britain vote for the people who make the laws and decide how the country is run. If we didn’t have a democracy, just one person might be able to make all the laws and that would not be fair.
The rule of law: In Britain we have a police force who make sure people do not do the wrong thing and break the law – this means that we are safe.
Individual liberty: In Britain, as long as we do not break the law, we can live as we choose to and have our own opinions about things.
Mutual respect: We might not always agree with other people, but we try to show respect for their thoughts and feelings.
We can give respect to others and we can expect other people to show us respect.
Tolerance of different faiths: In Britain we accept that other people might have different beliefs than ours and they may believe in different religions.
We would like our friends in P7 to consider what they think are Ugandan values and report back to us when you return to school on September 26th. Mr Stanley discussed with the class how many of the British values are practiced in Uganda. He thought that some but not all were in place, but others had been abused. what do you think?
We will continue to report on our progress in creating our own countries.
Rowan Class considering British values
One of the great things about the strong relationship between Liss Junior School and Kafuro Primary School is passing on the letters between pupils when exchange visits occur. This year was no exception and both Liss and Kafuro children were highly excited when they received their letters. One boy at Kafuro, Yonah, was so excited to receive a letter from Olivia (in Birch Class) that he sent a present for Olivia home with Mr Stanley. This afternoon Olivia was given her present and was very pleased. She has asked Mr Stanley to pass on her thanks to Yonah.
Yonah with the bag he made
Olivia with her very special present
The Solar Schools initiative comes to an end on Friday after several years of helping schools to obtain solar power. To celebrate the end of this successful project, Solar Schools made a celebratory film and Liss Junior School and Kafuro Primary School feature prominently. The film can be viewed below
The magic of Solar Schools from 10:10 on Vimeo.
There has also been some negative developments in the UK Governments policy towards solar panels, one which will adversely affect Liss Junior School’s capacity to recoup the outlay we made on buying the solar panels in a short timeframe. The link is below (apologies for Liss Primary School – the journalist’s error not mine).
Second term is always our favourite term with lots of activities.
This year our second term was brilliant especially in strengthening our team working with our international friends.
In the term, we were lucky to welcome the record breaker Henry Green, the first student since our relationship with Liss Junior School to step at Kafuro Primary School.
Henry Green is even the youngest “muzungu” to visit our school.
We were delighted by his skills in speaking, great talent in football and most importantly learning from him about life in UK and him also learning about fetching water the way of life in Uganda.
He had very many questions for us as we also had as many as questions for him.
Second term was also good that for the first time ever in history, Kafuro Primary School your link school appeared in the Dairy Monitor a newspaper read by more than 76% of the elite class in Uganda not forgetting major officers.
We are proud of Queen Elizabeth Twinning Project for all the organisation and making our school popular.
For the tag rugby tournment, we have made more friends by meeting several pupils from all schools that participated in Tag rugby tounment.
We are proud to be part of the Twinned Schools as we have learn more practical by baking in the older oven as we constructed our cob Oven.
In this wonderful term we received our greatest genorosity from Liss Junior school, the solar system.
Well done everyone for your support always.
Lots of things in strengthening our learning have happened and we can not mention them all here.
Receiving Adam, Heather and Henry plus Larry the leopard was awesome.
We ended our term on Thursday last week and we are on holiday till 26th Sept 2016.
Our class, Primary Seven, have done mock exams and we return to do our final examinations that take us to secondary next year.
We have been Lucky to be supported by Life Abundant Africa for our school fees and requirement a charity founded by Yowasi and Claire that we are able to stay in school.
We shall be posting over in the new term
By Wilber and Dickson