At the end of our last morning at St George’s, we asked Primary 2 (the same age as our year 3s) to draw a picture of something they liked and to write a message for our Year 3 children. We have brought these back and will share them with you so that you can write some replies.
Like us, the children at St George’s are learning French. They have a special French speaking teacher for this subject who takes the class for an hour while the class teacher has an hour to do preparation work.
First he explained the meaning of the passage to the children, then they practised saying it, making sure they were pronouncing the words in the correct way, finally they wrote it out for themselves. We liked the way he was also teaching the children an important healthcare message through French and he made sure they understood why it mattered. If you can read the French, you will be able to work out what it was.
Sunday morning Daniel took us to the church where he is the pastor, to see one of the services. They use a room in a large school building. Two choirs sang and then the congregation were asked to dance for the glory of God. Then Daniel preached about praising and loving God by working hard. People gave offerings of money to help support the church and at the end, everybody was given some chocolate as it was “Chocolate Sunday”. We didn’t take photos during the service because it didn’t seem respectful but here are some from afterwards.
Daniel picked us up from the hotel at 5am this morning so we could set off on the long drive to Kakum National Park. We arrived around 9 o’clock and got tickets for the canopy walk. Then a long walk up the hill and onto the walkway. The views were absolutely amazing and it was very exciting balancing so high above the trees.
We are all packed up and ready to leave after another day in school.
Our hotel has been interesting but we are certainly looking forward to never again having to eat an omelette for breakfast alone in a huge room!
However the staff were great, especially as we regularly asked them to cut up fruit for us…
We went to the Palm Beach Hotel to eat traditional Ghanaian food at the Ghanaian Village Restaurant.
We ate many different foods including, plantain, yams, goat soup, fish stew, fried chicken, rice and beans, cassava, fufu and jolof!
Mrs Ankrah insisted that we tried everything and then have pudding too! Luckily before pudding we went for a walk along the coast and looked out to sea.
It was a lovely relaxing lunch in beautiful settings!
After lunch we went to a shopping mall to window shop. The shops were very expensive a real contrast to the markets we had already been to.
Did you notice there haven’t been any blogs lately?
The internet stopped working in the hotel and although the people there tried their best, they just couldn’t get it going again. St.George’s School doesn’t have any internet and even when Daniel tried from the Headmistress’s house, that wouldn’t work either. So we made lots of notes of the different things we have done and will upload those shortly.