It is my 4th week of replacement in Pentip primary in Wales, and that means I have learned alot now, this week was normal and I attended classes. I'm in year 1 this week and I started to introduce to them the Sesotho word,because they are young (6 yrs) in doing baby steps, so I started with the introduction of the name in Sesotho eg my name is Keneuoe (lebitso laka ke Keneuoe in Sesotho) ma gosh! Some learners are too clever, so they learn fast,but to some it was challenging but they only need practice, I hope and believed by end of they will be able to say more in Sesotho and have learned alot about Lesotho...........On Friday we visited St.James primary as one of the Welsh teacher who was in Lesotho for a year now was doing her farewell,parents were invited too.It was a successful event indeed, learners were presenting things they learned about Lesotho and tell a story about how things are done in Lesotho, I was touched. Our country is been recognised in Wales, that is amazing..
My visit to Wales is quite and adventure, so far I have noticed that teaching is not about doing your job, but all teachers here are more dedicated to their job and are more committed to their job. This explained like this on Monday the 15th June I visited one of the school’s my colleague is placed in and I was in a Reception class. The teacher in there believed and knew that those learners learn effectively through touching, observing and singing. Believe in me that teacher had all those learners listening, she even sits flat on the floor if necessary, I was alarmed indeed. The learning doesn't end there, it was sports day on the same day, it was only for lower classes and what I liked was that the sports was not all about winning but to have fun too and the teachers made that clear to the pupils. What was more amazing was that the parents we're part of the sports,
Three teachers from Lesotho applied and successfully gained a place on the new Wales Teacher Placement Programme (thanks to all the hardwork put in by Kim our LTPP Mentor below and her team). Tseko, Nthabiseng and Keneuoe are living in Kidwelly and teaching in Carmarthenshire schools for two months.....read their story here....