Today, Mr Stanley and Mr Haycock went to check on our two colonies of bees. Our original colony – the Bordon bees – are in great shape and are beginning to store plenty of honey, so we are confident that we will be able to extract some honey in the autumn. Our second colony of bees also brought good news: the queen has now mated and is laying brood. We are expecting the numbers of bees in the colony to expand rapidly in the next few weeks.
In other news, Mr Stanley ordered twenty chess sets to bring out to Kafuro in late July and they arrived at Liss yesterday. Mr Stanley is looking forward to teaching the Kafuro children how to play chess in a few weeks time.
This is just one of the chess sets. The board is made of vinyl, which is durable and can be easily cleaned
The chess sets came in a big box
Bees from our second colony. Plenty of brood was seen on the frame
Greetings to all our friends at Kafuro. Today, the children at Liss Junior School had a very special visitor – the England women’s international rugby player, Amy Cokayne. She is the cousin of Issy (Year 6) and Freddie (Year 3), and she came in to talk to the children in assembly and then to run some tag rugby coaching sessions.
All the classes from Year 3, Year 4 & Year 6 (Year 5 were visiting another school) got to play special games with Amy to improve their skills. They were also able to ask Amy about what it takes to be a professional athlete and the sacrifices she has to make.
We would like to ask the following question to the children at Kafuro: If you could invite a Ugandan sports person in to your school, who would it be and why?
The Rowan Class with Amy
Maple Class listening carefully to instructions
Amy with her two cousins
Greetings to our friends at Kafuro. We hope that you are all well and that Yowasi is making a speedy recovery after his cycling accident. Today, we are sharing with you the last photos of activities Liss children took part in during their final couple of days at Calshot activities centre.
Some of the activities have included cycling in a velodrome, climbing, initiative tests and going out to sea on a trawler and finding all sorts of interesting sea life. We would like to ask Kafuro children what sort of animals you find in the crater lakes near your school?
We have now returned back to school and wish all our friends in Kafuro a relaxing weekend!
Saying goodbye to Calshot
Forming a long chain during games evening
Nick, one of our staff, about to take on the climbing wall
Can you hit the gold circles?
Having fun on the trawler
A massive common spider crab
Identifying the creatures we found in the sea
Cycling in the velodrome
At full speed!
Greetings to our friends in Kafuro, parents from Liss and all of our readers around the world. Year 6 have completed their second day at Calshot and this blog is going to share some of the activities they have completed.
On their first full day at Calshot, many of the children were awake before 7.00am. The day started with room inspections to make sure the children had left their rooms clean and tidy. After that the children went down to breakfast. Many children went for the option of bacon, sausage, hash brown, scrambled eggs and beans, while others chose cereal.
After breakfast, the children began their activities for the morning. Some groups had skiing activities while others practised their climbing skills on climbing walls. Other groups went out sailing in the Solent. The weather was glorious once again, but the children were very sensible in applying lots of sun cream and drinking large amounts of water.
Lunch was a choice of sausage roll or cheese and potato pasty with either a jacket potato or Cajun wedges. there was also a big choice of salad. Then it was back to activities. In the afternoon this ranged from orienteering and terrific trawling to shooting and archery. Dinner was pasta or hunter’s chicken.
The evening activities saw some groups fire water powered rockets on the beach while others took part in an egg drop challenge.
The long day in hot weather took its toll and many of the children were extremely tired by 8.30pm when the activities finished. Nobody needed any encouragement to go to bed, and by 10.00pm everyone was asleep.
We would like to ask the children at Kafuro Primary School: what activity would you most like to take part in?
Ready to ski
In full flight
Scaling the heights
Working with an instructor
Fun on the water
Climbing in tandem
Look at me
Searching for clues when orienteering
The rifle range
Really enjoying lunch!
A successful group has found a clue on the orienteering trail
Warm greetings to our good friends at Kafuro Primary School. Thank you for your blog post last week. Mr Stanley and Mrs Green are incredibly excited about being received in Uganda, the pearl of Africa. We cannot wait to come and work with our good friends at Kafuro Primary School again. We are also praying that Kafuro goes one better this year and wins the Conservation Cup.
In answer to your questions. Tag Rugby is taught as part of the PE curriculum at Liss Junior School. Years 3 & 4 take part in a competition with other local schools once a year, but it isn’t on the scale of the Conservation Cup.
We are more than happy to share ideas with the writers club at Kafuro. Mr Stanley will email Yowasi with some suggestions.
Mr Stanley shared the photos of the new classrooms being built at a school assembly; the children are delighted at the progress made. We hope that by the time Mr Stanley visits Kafuro even further progress will be made.
And now to news of what is happening at Liss Junior School. On this week every year, the Year 6 classes go on residential to Calshot, which is an activity centre about 50 miles away from Liss. The children stay for 4 days and three nights and undertake a range of fun activities. Today, a big coach came and picked up 56 children and 8 members of staff. The journey took an hour and 45 minutes, but we arrived at Calshot in good time. The weather in the UK is very hot at the moment, in fact it is hotter than Kasese (Yowasi might need to sit down after reading this) so it was just as well that the children had activities today which included kayaking, sailing, skiing and shooting. All the children are really enjoying themselves and eating plenty of good food with the meals provided.
We have attached some photos of a group of children skiing on a dry ski slope. We will post each day this week to share some of the other fun activities that the children have experienced.
Ready to go skiiing
Listening carefully to instructions
Showing off new skills