Hello everyone

This term our class, Primary Seven, had to complete their final examinations in the first week of November. Our class had 27 students with the number of boys that of girls. We wait for their results by mid January.

Our class, Primary Five, has been studying about The Internet, new words like Delete, search, sort, sign in, surf, Google and Others were taught to us.

We have been Lucky to have Liss Junior School as our friends, with their help, our lesson was very practical because we used our computers to search for different things such as when one on our classmates asked to see the image of God. We all felt very scared but our teacher allowed him to type what he asked for into Google. It took a long time as we waited anxiously for the images to appear. This was due to our poor network. Explaining about the nature of our network, Yowasi said that the network will be OK, with time, as it goes with the level of development of the area. He further explained that internet and information are considered basic needs among developed countries and asked us to mention some on the countries we thought in the statement. We told him countries like England, America Germany and others but a few in Africa like Libya. S. Africa and Other.
Talking about Uganda’s last move to provide free internet to people in Kampala, we looked at the government not being fair as most of the people in town can afford internet and have good network meaning the government should care much about villages which have no proper network and cannot afford internet.

We also learnt how to type and send electronic mails, these machines called computers can move messages to different places in  just a blink of an eye.

Primary Six studied about peace and security, this was equally important for the whole school that an assembly was necessary. Primary Six class presented different articles of news about security and insecurity happenings in Uganda. Most hurting was hearing about how people kill each other for just nothing and in addition thieves in the village who steal people’s property and gardens in Kafuro were also mentioned.

It was clearly stated that peace and security facilitates living in harmony and it is fundamental for our development.
By the end of the assembly, all the school pupils had understood that peace and security is not one person’s role but a role we all have to participate in. PEACE STARTS WITH ME.

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Liss Wormery Update

Greetings to all our friends in Kafuro. The weather in Liss has been very wet and windy recently. This afternoon was a little brighter so two pupils from Rowan Class, Tom & Katherine, went out with Mrs Stokes (one of our parent helpers) to check out progress in the wormery.

They reported back that they saw one worm wriggling around and the food that we have placed is decomposing very slowly. It is a bit furry. This is to be expected at this time of year as the weather is colder.

We would like to know what you are currently doing in school as it is close to the end of your third term.

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Latest Twinning Project Meeting – An introduction to St Lucia

Thursday was an opportunity for the UK co-ordinators of the Twinning Project to hold our half – termly meeting. We had a special guest at this meeting: we were joined by Martina Attille, a teacher specialising in film from London, who has met Mr Stanley on several occasions through their work with Film Club. Martina was at the meeting because she wanted to find out about how the Twinning Project works and whether it is a model that could also work for her in setting up links with a school in St Lucia. Martina shared with us work that she had carried out in the past when she volunteered in a school in St Lucia for six months. In turn, we were able to talk about many of the successful projects we have carried out in the past and how we have built strong relationships through conservation and discovering similarities. Martina went away with lots of ideas and our support.

The rest of the meeting concerned communication between schools and an outline of plans for visits to schools next year. Steve Peach also told the meeting about how hard he is working to ensure that Ugandans are given visas when they want to visit the UK. He has been writing to many MPs and has even contacted a body that investigates border agencies.

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Good Luck to P7

All the children and staff at Liss Junior School would like to wish P7 the best of luck in your Primary Leaving Examinations on Tuesday and Wednesday. Mr Stanley has told Rowan Class about how the exams taken by children in Kafuro mirror the SATs taken by Yr 6 children in England.

We know that under the guidance of Yowasi, all of P7 have worked very hard and we are sure that you will do extremely well. We hope that you will blog and tell us all about your tests when they are finished.

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Queen of Katwe review

This is the first film review on the Kafuro Liss blog, but Queen of Katwe is the first major film in many years which is actually based about ordinary Ugandan people as opposed to politicians such as Idi Amin (The last king of Scotland). The film is based on the true story of Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan girl, who sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess. You don’t have to be a chess fan to watch the film; the main themes are poverty, ambition and aspiration. What I really liked about the film is that it wasn’t condescending or patronising towards Ugandan people. It also brought back many happy memories of a country I love and one that feels like a second home to me.

I’m intending to show this film when I visit Kafuro next year, but would highly recommend it to Liss pupils and parents for an entertaining, thought-provoking and uplifting half-term treat. It’s also got an absolutely brilliant soundtrack!

 

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