Which is the real Uganda?

In geography, we have started our new topic on Uganda and we look forward to seeing lots of parents at our assembly on Wednesday to find out about our learning.

This week we have been looking at different photos of Uganda. We divided the class into two groups and gave each group a set of photos (in the limited time we had, the children were unable to make notes on every photo). For each photo the children had to complete a proforma giving the photo a title, writing down everything they could see in the photo and then explaining what they could learn about Uganda from the photo. The next step was for the group to come together and to compile their findings. They were then tasked with compiling a summary of their findings. This is what they wrote:

Group One

Uganda is a rural country and they work very hard. When you look at the pictures, the people are working well. The children are also expected to work, so everyone gets involved. In photo 8 the children are working and in photo 17 they are helping a man collect water. Among the jobs they carry out in the countryside are making charcoal, fishing (we think), picking tea and slaughtering animals.

Group Two

Uganda has some very new buildings that look very nice, but there are also some buildings that are not so well funded. we know thius because in photo 5 there is a magnificent mosque that is clearly a very expensive building. In photo 2 the road is very dusty and the buildings look as if they are about to fall down.

Sport is clearly very popular in Uganda as in three of the photos there is a common theme of sport. In photo 1 you can see lots of sports equipment in a big store, and in photos 16 and 20 there are big stadiumns for them to play rugby and football.

In Uganda, there are police patrolling the streets and they are very well protected. This shows us that they have less trust in the civilians.

These photos show us a very urban view of Uganda.

The children were able to identify the fact that Uganda is a mix of rural and urban areas and is therefore a very diverse country.

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