This week has been a week with many reasons to celebrate with: not one but two birthdays in the LTPP house, Moshoeshoe day celebrations and athletics competitions to boot!
Alyson and I have been fortunate enough to have our birthdays while in Lesotho and to experience happy birthday being sung on a whole new level! Thank you to friends old and new for your lovely messages, cards and gifts, we had a lovely time.
This week at school along side the usual maths, science and phonics fun, was the build up for Moshoeshoe day where the staff at Katlehong decided to use some of the approaches developed during our st David's day work for the children to share their learning.
The Amalooloo toilets are almost complete at Thaba Tseka primary school!
Take a look at the wash champion's reactions here:
Thanks to the generosity of family and friends back in Wales, we have been able to purchase a water butt for Thaba Tseka primary school to enable them to conserve water from the regular downpours. This will mean that the children and staff will be able to access clean water for drinking, cooking and washing their hands (without having to journey to the local village to gather it).
Saturday saw the beginning of athletics competitions here in Thaba Tseka with the sub-centre competition. The children from the local primary schools all showed amazing team spirit and motivation both as competitors (running barefoot on a less than ideal terrain) and as supporters-cheering, singing and dancing for 3 hours straight!
The 11th of March is King Moshoeshoe I day, this year celebrations in Thaba Tseka took place on Monday 12th, when the whole community and local schools (primary and secondary) gathered together to sing, dance and perform in celebration of their country's founder. It was a brilliant experience that we were very glad to have been a part of!
Head over to Dolen's YouTube channel to see clips from the weeks events: