Week ending 10th May
This week we kicked off the Registration
process for the new school year, beginning in September 2019.
Parents are quite eager to get onto our lists so that they get
any places available.
The Caretakers (Foday
Jarju pictured) put up our poster everyday so that word can
spread that we are open for new children.
We will have places in
a completely new Nursery 1 class and Skills Training Year 1
class but very few places further up the school, so demand is
quite high, particularly in LB1 where we always have a waiting
Kaddy Darboe (sister
of one of our LB teachers, Fatoumatta Darboe) came to register
her 2 girls for places in the school with our office
We were pleased to be
given tooth brushes and tooth paste by Carole Marshal, who lives
near Tony when she comes to The Gambia. The Nursery 1
children were all given either brushes or paste by teacher Kaddy
Kora Ceesay is
pictured proudly showing off her gift. I hope that all get used
in the correct way. Thanks Carole!
Week ending 3rd May
This is the first week of Term 3, returning
after the Easter Holidays. The weather is still relatively cool
for the time of year and dry of course, with any rain not
expected until late June or even into July.
Our newest employee,
Hassanatou Bah, has now been with us for 4 months working as a
classroom assistant in LB. Tony snapped a picture of her in the
hall at break time, now in her staff uniform.
The Nursery children
have been doing their usual assemblies again, singing and
dancing, guided by teaching staff; Kaddy Jawara and Sally Ceesay.
They always seem to enjoy this time, but keeping 90 children in
order in an open space like the hall takes great skill and some
At break time we still
have the ladies from the village coming into sell snacks and
drinks to complement the sandwiches made in the Sunrise kitchen
by Susan, our cook. One of the ladies, Christianna Ogunjirin, a
Nigerian, is being hugged by one of the children (Majula Jammeh)
who obviously holds her in great affection.
We have been trying to
start a tree off to give shade in the playground area for some
time now and it is good to see that we’ve finally been
successful with a particular variety of tree. We think this is
known as an umbrella tree, for obvious reasons.