Monday, July 3, 2017

Sports Day and the second Half-Term

It’s been a busy weekend—here are the highlights!

Sports Day was this Saturday. As the house mistress of Fisher House, I spent most of the day being the official scorer of points, but I was able to cheer my team on in the tug o’ war, and to enjoy some of the fun relays like the wheelbarrow and the sack race at the end. It was a tiring day—being out on the field for several hours, but it was a good day.

The Fisher house mistress, team captain, and vice captain.

Also this weekend, Amano Christian School from Chingola was visiting, so thing were quite busy as we planned activities, did the extra dishes, and enjoyed getting to know some new people. This morning started with me making a gallon of hot chocolate and accidentally breaking one of my ancient thermoses (the vacuum sealed glass kind) for early morning swim. Here they are lined up to take the plunge,

And here they are huddled pathetically around the fire in the chota.

In their defense, it was about 10 degrees Celsius this morning—that’s 50 in Fahrenheit, and the water is heart-stoppingly cold. I’ve been working on catching up on the mountain of marking that accumulated over the weekend, chasing down some delinquent children, and getting a bit of rest after the busy weekend. Tomorrow is our second day of half-term, and then tomorrow is my teach 7 periods to ‘hungover’ students. Ah well, I got to skip my regular crazy Tuesday schedule, so I can’t complain too much!

Parting shot: The path down to the school garden worn by the gardeners going past my house. Now I want to sit under those bougainvillea—maybe on the holiday I’ll have the time!

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