Since much of the support the Kampala Volunteer Cluster offers to Royal Pride is financial or technical, Izy thought it’d be a nice idea to do something fun with the kids. Linda was very keen on this idea so between the two of them, they planned an afternoon of play last Friday at the school. Here are a few pics
Linda selected a couple of activities which worked brilliantly. I focused on doing exactly as I was told since I don’t have a creative bone in my body and big groups of children scare me a bit. They scare Chris a lot so he acted as photographer for the day.
There was a game with sponges, water, buckets a short run apart and two teams of hyperactive children..
And one where you tie string around a child’s waist to create a ‘tail’ which is weighted with a nail – they then have to squat to get the nail into the top of the old wine bottle..
Plus various indoor activities with clay, paint and crafty bits.
With squash and a biscuit to finish.
It was a really enjoyable afternoon but – being unused to such knackering frivolity – I was ready for bed by 8pm. Linda stayed in Kampala for the weekend so we made it a nice one, visiting the La Ba arts festival on Saturday then spending a few hours chilling in the garden at Mish Mash yesterday in support of our friend Jan who was running a fundraiser for Mildmay Hospital.
So, here I am.. Monday morning again.. except this week is exciting because my mum and the Schwaabs arrive in just a few days!! : )
Plus yesterday was a good bird day in our compound.. a little brown bird spent some time perched on our windowsill, rapping on the window with his beak AND a hawk landed on the roof opposite very briefly but flew off before I could grab the camera. This cool guy though hung around for a little while: