Four Schools…One Team…
August 1st, 2012 by Dipesh
Kettering, Chase, Mortimer and Clacton Team Kenya get very muddy….
We arrived on the 26th July after our day of traveling from Heathrow airport, to London to Mombasa Airport Kenya. Driving through the village was much different than what we ever expected. Manic roads, and thousands of people on the sides of the roads.
Arriving at the camp everyone was surprised by the appearance and it exceeded all expectations. So clean and rather than tents the teachers and students were given bandas (huts) which were supplied with bunk beds. Compared to what we saw in the village you wouldn’t have believed it was the same country. Once we settled in to the camp, Abdul and Sief gave us a tour of the camp and surrounding village. Seeing the local “cinema”, local hospital, school and their own internet café. When we were walking, the village seemed to grow, the size was unbelievable, and it was like their own little town.
Over the 5 days we were here we completed a sports day against, the local schools and other Camps International School Expedition Teams. We got completely smashed at everything; volleyball, football and netball except tug of war. Throughout the lasting 4 days we dug and completed 100metre long and to meter wide trench what the local village woman used to collect fish and place them in their fish ponds. Also seed collecting and potting of the mangrove trees, also fish sampling and collecting.
After each day at 4 o clock we were given free time with no more activities, so we had been given the opportunity to participate in Bobs exercise classes, some of the most unusual things you could ever imagine.