The pupils of St. Patrick’s Primary school went on their first school tour this May. You cannot believe how excited the children were to leave the village and travel by bus to the Animal orphanage in Nairobi National Park. Most of the students had never travelled by bus before, not to mention, the adventure of visiting their capital city, Nairobi, which is so far away from their homes.
The children were delighted to see the native Kenyan animals in the zoo. The lion and cheetah were firm favourites, as well as the zebras and giraffes that the children spotted along the highway as they journeyed to Nairobi by bus.
As an extra treat, the tour continued to Uhuru Park and Monument centre in Nairobi. This is a memorial garden where the Kenyan National flag was raised for the first time in 1963.
The senior students, their teachers and helpers send greetings and words of gratitude to everyone in Ireland who made their first school tour possible. Special words of thanks must go to a nearby secondary school: The Holy Ghost in Sultan Hamud – who provided an extra bus for the tour and who support and encourage the project.
The entire day was an amazing success. Field studies, Heritage & History, Conservation & Nature, as well as lots of fun and games were on the curriculum that tour day in May. The children are already planning where they can go next time!!
Asante Sana everyone.