Writing letters to Africell

Greetings to all our friends at Kafuro, other schools in the UK and Uganda and our friends around the world. Regular readers of our blog will know that for some years Kafurp Primary School have suffered from a poor internet signal which has made access to the internet frustratingly slow. Yowasi and Mr Stanley decided to do something about this, so they organised children in both schools to write letters to Ziad Dalloul, the CEO of Africell Uganda asking him to install a communications mast close to the school.

The children had a series of lessons where they learnt about writing persuasive letters with a formal tone. Late last night Mr Stanley emailed the children’s letters off to Africell and we’re hoping to get a reply in the next few days.

Here’s a selection of just some of the Liss letters. Yowasi will be posting some examples of Ugandan letters later today.

Sam

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Jake

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Molly

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Celeste

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Oscar

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Jack

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An Easter Treat: Ugandan – style cooking at Liss

Warm greetings to our friends in Kafuro and throughout schools in the UK and Uganda involved in the Queen Elizabeth Parks Project. Also a big ‘Hello’ to the Czech and Belgian teachers who visited our school and who are likely to be reading this blog.  This week the Year 6 children at Liss Junior School designed, cooked and ate their Ugandan-style meals.

The children had access to the cob oven and many of the groups were keen to cook muchomos and chapattis. Mr Stanley showed them how to make chapatti dough, roll it flat and then to fry it in a pan. He also showed the children how to skewer meat to make muchomos.

The children boiled and roasted Irish potatoes and sweet potatoes as well as making salads. One group decided to make their own rolex and several groups also cooked rice.

The children were very pleased with their creations and filled out evaluation forms which showed how much they enjoyed making the food.

Mr Stanley is looking forward to cooking European-style food with Kafuro children in August using their cob oven. What food would you suggest?

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360 degree tour of Kafuro

If you’ve never visited Kafuro Primary School before and would like a tour, then please follow Mr Stanley’s tour of the school filmed with a 360 degree camera.

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Ugandan-style food tasting

For our Year 6 DT project this term, the children will be designing, making and eating a Ugandan-style  meal. The children have already carried out some research on the internet about popular Ugandan foods, but today Mr Stanley prepared some Ugandan food for the children to taste. The food included:

Roast potatoes – In Uganda these are known as Irish potatoes

Sweet potatoes – some of our Ugandan friends refer to them as sweat potatoes

Beef muchomo – pieces of beef marinated in oil, garlic and mild curry powder grilled to perfection.

Plantain chips – Green banana chips lightly salted.

Salad – red onion, carrot & cabbage

Chapatti – made from flour, water with a tiny pinch of salt.

Katchembali – another salad with tomato, green pepper, onion and chilli.

The children took the opportunity to taste all the foods. They then had to complete an evaluation form giving each food a mark out of ten and explaining why they awarded the mark. Next, the children will have to design their own Ugandan plate of food covering the major food groups.

We would like to ask our Ugandan friends what British food would they like to eat?

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It’s cold at Liss update

Last night and this morning snow fell in Liss so today the school is closed. As the photos show, the temperature is even colder (-4°C) and there is a good covering of snow on the ground.

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