One Zambian school kid successfully taking on five of ours! Actually they let us win all the games we played!
A scout showing the kids how to make bread on a camp fire.
Our walk to the local waterfalls (generously named). Rather a tense experience as kept imaging
children slipping in to the croc infested waters - health and safety field day!
Paul and I in the hide looking for sitatunga.
About three weeks ago now we took 32 10yr olds to Kasanka National Park for a week long camping trip - a rather daunting prospect! As the three other Zambian teachers that came with us were useless in varying degrees we were basically responsible for the lot of them, 24/7, exhausting work. We had to drive up there in mini-buses for 7hours, something I doubt British kids could do, and unfortunately as we left very late on the first day (due to the school cocking up over trailor hiring issues) we arrived once it had got dark. It was like an environmental education centre that we were staying in and so we did activities like making campfires, making up plays about anti-poaching, game drives and bush walking, where we got a little too close to a hippo for my liking! Unfortunately these kids do not shut up so we didn't see many animals - the area is famous for a water loving antelope called sitatunga but they're quite shy so we had no chance of seeing them! We got back Friday afternoon and we were in bed by 8pm! I could never be a teacher, it's official.