Qacha's Nek is still leaping

 

The two Districts we love and cherish in Lesotho, nestled next to each other in the South of the country. So much good work has been done in both.....but who is performing the best???

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Quthing's literacy leap

After a very successful start in Maseru and Matsieng, Kathryn and I drove back to Quthing to start our Literacy Leap Stage 2 monitoring. We had already seen huge success in the schools we had visited and were really excited to delve a little deeper, work with some principals, and interview teachers and learners.

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School linking in Matsieng

Ysgol Dewi Sant in St. Davids, Pembrokeshire has recently linked with Mahlonyeng Primary & High School in Matsieng. They are both very keen to create a mutual partnership that will benefit both schools involved and the local community. Matsieng has already a strong link between Moshoeshoe II High School and Ysgol Plasmawr in Cardiff and St Mathews-Matsieng Primary School and Ysgol Bro Dewi in St. Davids. Our meeting during our visit further discussed how these links can be brought together to forge an even stronger partnership......

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Matsieng workshop

The Royal village of Matsieng has a very special link with the city of St. Davids in Pembrokeshire and in my new capacity as Education Officer I have been trying to develop the link as an effective cluster in Wales and Lesotho. Our first port of call was to hold a workshop for teachers from St. Mathews, St Louis and Mahlonyeng Primary schools in the village. For most of the attendees it was their first introduction our programme and the powerful teaching possibilities created by Phonics. 

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Mazenod workshop

        After another successful funding bid we were flying to Lesotho for stage 2 of our Literacy Leap project (with some stage 1 schools thrown in too!). The aim in 2015 was to extend the training for teachers and appointed phonic co-ordinators in two districts and monitor the use of their donated books. Last year, stage one of the project introduced Phonics and Interactive story telling as a tool to improve pupils and teachers literacy levels in English and Sesotho. It had been received very successfully and during the Lesotho Teacher Placement Programme good practice was cascaded very effectively.

          

    

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School Aid 2015

It began in Wales......

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