The Rovers Go Wild project got off to an early start with students and staff reporting for school with their peers from Tumaini Timbwani Primary and Secondary School.
The Rovers teaching staff spent the morning supporting the Likoni teachers, working with small groups and acting as teaching assistants with this afternoon’s itinerary being a role reversal with the Rovers teachers taking their turn as class leaders.
The students from the Rovers Education Centre have also been experiencing Kenyan school life, when they were paired up with other High School students. This morning they have been experiencing the Kenyan curriculum with a Wednesday morning timetable including maths, English, and home science.
Student Thomas Hogg said, “I was surprised how advanced the lessons were compared to my year 11 experience, we spent the morning doing advanced trigonometry so I was over the moon when Victor (Tom’s buddy for the day) seemed to know what he was doing! The discipline of the students is first class and even with minimal resources they clearly come with the attitude to make the most out of each lesson.”
This evening it is the turn of Rovers Foundation coaches and apprentice coaches to lead activities that will be open for the whole village to attend.
Apprentice Coach Scott Marshall said, “I’m really looking forward to our coaching session, although it is really hard to plan what we are going to do. We have been told to expect between 30 and 300 people ranging from 4 year olds to 16 plus. We only have an area about half the size of football pitch to work within but with a lot of enthusiasm from us and the kids, we’re sure we can make it a fun afternoon for all!”
The Rovers Education team are in Kenya for another 5 days. Keep up to date with their progress on the official website or by taking a look at www.justgiving.com/rovergowild